Showing posts from June, 2018

How to Survive a Shipwreck

This Wednesday we'll continue our study:   Help IS on the Way, How to Survive a Shipwreck  #MetroLifeChurch #MinmChurch

The Love of God

Love encompasses a variety of emotional and mental states, from the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest of pleasures. The disciple John wrote more about love than any other biblical author. In his first epistlehe penned:“ …God is love. Anyone who lives faithfully in love also lives faithfully in God, and God lives in him…”Richard Rohr said: “We are born out of love, we exist in love, and we are destined for eternal love. . . . It is time to reinvent ourselves in love." Love is an attribute of God, a core aspect of His character. While I find this a bit incomprehensible, it does beg the the question: Is God an impersonal principle or a personal being?  If you believe “God is Love” do you consider this as a theoretical,  or personal truth? Share with us on FB, Why or why not?
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Thy Kingdom Come — But Why Not Now?

Quick question. Why would God come at this particular time in history, in Bethlehem during the reign of Caesar Augustus, in the person of Jesus, during the taking of a census? Why not during the Middle Ages? Or during the Great Depression? Or in the midst of the Holocaust?Why Not Now? Now and Not Yet. As Jesus walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he said It’s time! The kingdom of God is near! The God who would not show his face to Moses has shown his face to his people in and as Jesus.The kingdom has come, according to the text, including this from Luke 17:21 And the coming of the kingdom is still future according toMark 13:32This is all very puzzling.It confused the Pharisees and Scribes. Baffled Christ’s disciples. It’s dizzying to me. During the latter half of the twentieth century, scholars came to a consensus about Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God. They agreed, and I think they were right, that it has both a present aspect, and a future aspect . The now piece is the k…