Last Things

What is the Mission of the Church?


by Lisa Harp Hinds Does the church have a mission to fulfill in this increasingly chaotic time? Can and should we make a difference in the world today? Yes, yes, and yes! Then what is the mission of the church? 4 purposes that make up the mission of the church: to worship God (John 4:23-24; Rom. 14:11; Rev. 7:10-12) to preach the gospel (Matt. 7:36-38; 24:14; 28:18-20; Mark 13:10; 16:15-16; 1 Cor. 9:14; 2 Tim. 4:2) to nurture believers (Acts 14:21-22; I Cor. 14:26; I Thess. 3:12; 4:9; 5:11-15; I Tim. 5:1-4; Titus 2:1-8) to serve humanity (Matt. 5:40-45; 7:11-13; 1 [...]

What is the Mission of the Church?2023-08-21T15:10:39-06:00

What Everyday Christians Need to Understand About the Kingdom of God


by Amber Mann Riggs The Kingdom of God. It’s a Jesus-phrase that gets a lot of air time in Christian circles, and yet the depth of it often means that we don’t realize the profundity of what we are talking about when these words pass through our lips. However, as Christians who want to actively influence our homes, church, workplaces, and communities for the honor and glory of Christ, understanding what Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God has the power to bring remarkable clarity to how we interact with both other people and our environment. Here’s what we need to understand about [...]

What Everyday Christians Need to Understand About the Kingdom of God2023-08-21T15:03:01-06:00

I Dreamed of the Kingdom of God


by Donna Foster I used to believe that John was making up the story about man’s final destiny. I was reading the Book of Revelation and became fascinated with its story. Some parts made me feel afraid. It kind of reminded me of the movie “Early Edition.” To read a book and become so enthralled is as if you were a part of its written story. Amazing! The book came alive; it put me in imagination mode. I twitched my lips and used my left hand to cover my face from the hot glaring sun. I rested my head against the [...]

I Dreamed of the Kingdom of God2023-08-21T14:46:02-06:00

Where and When is the Kingdom?


by Loren Gjesdal Every attentive reader of the New Testament should pause when they read these words of Jesus: For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS. “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom” (Matthew 16:27-28). It has been nearly 2,000 years since Jesus spoke these words, and we are quite confident all who heard them have tasted death, yet [...]

Where and When is the Kingdom?2023-08-21T14:34:34-06:00

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