Thursday, August 07, 2008

Simply Jesus - Kingdom

Luke 13 & 14

Jesus talked often about the "Kingdom of God" and used many different stories and analogies to help us understand what it is like.

(v19) It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.”

I am not sure of everything that Jesus meant by describing the Kingdom in this way but what it does symbolise is - Growth. A tiny little seed becomes a huge tree. God's Kingdom is synonymous with growth.

There is a certain section of doctrine that teaches that Jesus is going to have to come back and rescue a defeated and almost defunct church that is holding on by its finger tips. I just don't get it. That does not speak of growth.

Growth is intrinsic in the kingdom of God. I need to grow more and more like Christ and the church needs to grow daily so more and more people can find a home in his safety and security.

"Your kingdom come your will be done"

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