10-22-2017 Open Invitation

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The Kingdom of God Invites us to be restored.     Wedding Banquet Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.Matt 22:1-2 (NIV 1st Invitation He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell […]

2017-10-15 The Kingdom Restores Through Open Doors

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The Kingdom Restores Through Open Doors October 15, 2017 John 10:6-15 I am a believer that life works best when the right doors are opened to us at the right time.. and no door is more important than the one that leads to the Kingdom of God. One verse that highlights this door is Rev […]

2017-10-08 The Kingdom Restores Through Open Hands

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Series: Kingdom Restoration THE KINGDOM RESTORES THROUGH OPEN HANDS Matthew 18:21-35 Too often we go through life we our fists clenched…out of fear, anger, or greed. Meanwhile, God invites us into his presence with open hands of generosity, peace, and encouragement. True religion is all about others’ needs, not our own wants (James 1:27). But with […]

2017-10-01 The Kingdom Restoration

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THE KINGDOM RESTORED THROUGH FORGIVENESS Some of you may remember longtime news anchor Howard Beale in the 1975 classic film Network shouting: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” In fact, you may be one of thousands upon thousands of people, acutely angry at their lot in life… governmental and societal […]

2017-09-03 The Kingdom Comes to the Powerful

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The Kingdom Comes to the Powerful This morning I would like to suggest that the kingdom comes to the powerful (1 Cor 4:20), although this is not power in the normal sense of the word. On the one hand, Jesus’ kingdom evidences miracles that only the hard-hearted can dismiss (Matt 11:20- 21; Luke 5:17). But […]

2017-08-27 The Kingdom Comes to the Committed

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THE KINGDOM COMES TO THE COMMITTED Although Jesus and Paul are sometimes set at odds as if they as if they are theological adversaries, it is clear they agree on this one theme: Only the Committed Are Eligible for the Kingdom. Jesus says “Blessed are the persecuted because of right living, for theirs is the […]