Unpacking Boxes

And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Luke 11:2 ESV On mornings when I struggle to know what to pray I go back to the beginning of this prayer. Because we ate still unpacking from our recent move it is easy to think our “Real…

Unshakable Kingdom

On election night some of us stay up late watching the returns come in as the polls close. If the results are close we drink coffee and get some snacks as the hours pass by. Our future seems to balance on a razor’s edge as we wonder what our world will become But in the…

Who is God to You?

In Old Testament times the nation of Israel had the privilege of being the exclusive nation of God. The temple, the priesthood, the ark and the law all belonged to them. But the kings and priests forgot that His blessing was connected to His rule in their hearts. When Jesus came He found a beautiful…

God’s Kingdom

God’s kingdom in our lives rules even and especially in the face of opposition difficulties or weakness. He loves to prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies. The love of Christ is most powerful and most clearly seen when faced with suffering and will carry us all the way to the…

Hidden Treasure

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 Why does Jesus say that God’s message is a hidden mystery? It is all around us like air…