To whom was Jesus talking when He said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.”? (Luke 17) (Some translations render the statement, “among you.”) Clearly, then, the Kingdom and the Church are not the same thing.
Wikipedia, the modern displacer of almost all encyclopedias, includes this statement in its definition of “religion:” “…there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.” No wonder I have felt so much like it was not a problem to have a different definition for the word “religion” from almost everyone. It is as
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”“I am He,” Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.” (John 4:25-26 Holman
Probably I am late, but whatever day it was, celebrate for a few minutes the day you were born of Yahweh. It was quite an event. Worthy of much consideration and giving of thanks. Spirits in Heaven are still impressed over it! Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slaughtered because of God’s word and the testimony they had. They cried out with a loud voice: “O Lord, holy and true, how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?” (Revelation 6:9-11
For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We’re not of the night or of darkness. So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But since
Shouldn’t it seem strange to us that no one was asking Jesus when He would start His church? The magi were looking for a King Who was worthy to be worshiped. The disciples wanted to have a place of authority in His Kingdom. The thief who was crucified with Him was looking toward His Kingdom.
But when they believed Philip, as he proclaimed the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. (Acts 8:12-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©) Philip preached the Kingdom and the Name. If that raises questions in your mind, like, “why didn’t he preach salvation?”,
No two families are exactly alike. The cultural, economic, educational and geographical influences change things drastically from one to another, and many other dynamics have positive or negative impacts. The leadership style is based on the leader’s (or leaders’) strengths and weaknesses. The tribe’s history makes its mark, too. Congregations of the church are different
The church at Antioch of Syria had both prophets and teachers at work. One is more interested in interpreting the past (teacher) and the other is more interested in interpreting the present and the future (prophet). For both to be welcome as leaders, it must have been like a man who can bring out of