November 2011

Nov. 27, 2011
INTRODUCTION – Review the Disciples’ reward in 19:27f
Mark 10:30 “but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mother and children and farms, along with persecutions, and in the age to come, eternal life.”

If you have known the Lord for a while, and are familiar with this promise, you might have a few questions rattling around in your brain.
1. Why if this is true, am I finding it so difficult to find adequate housing and income in this region?

2. Why if this is true, have I worked for so long at so and so business, and not really made my mark ,and achieved the success and prosperity that once or several times was prophesied over me? Continue reading Entitlement and the Kingdom of God – Matthew 20:1-28

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Nov. 20, 11
INTRODUCTION – Our Theme this year = “Your Kingdom Come”

The theme of the King and His kingdom through Matthew as contrasted with the other three gospels.

The kingdom of God is not a democracy nor a republic. It is a kingdom unlike any mankind has ever known – – primarily because the King is unlike any earthly king that has ever ruled on this earth. For many Americans the kingdom of God and knowing Jesus as King is difficult because there is little in our heritage and experience along those lines. Folks who grew up in England have an advantage over us in this regard I suppose – – and yet because their kings and the kingdoms they ruled were so corrupt – they have the problem of seeing the kingdom of God through those lens. Continue reading Kingdom Realities and Rewards – Matthew 19:16-30

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