The Kingdom of Heaven

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From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, “Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17).

The Kingdom of Heaven is a crucial element of the preaching and work of the Lord Jesus. But what is the Kingdom? Who is in it? Where is it? How is it manifest? Join us as we explore the Kingdom of Heaven in Scripture.

The Kingdom of Heaven
The Spiritual Realm

 
 
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Heaven and the Afterlife

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People are aware of the idea of heaven: most people think of it as a place where they will go when they die. There are many ideas out there about the relationship between heaven and the afterlife: what do the Scriptures say?

Heaven and the Afterlife

Heaven and the Afterlife
The Spiritual Realm

 
 
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Heaven

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Christianity seems to have a lot to do with heaven. A lot of people have a lot of ideas about what heaven is; some of them are based on the Bible, but many come from folk religion and other sources. What can be known about heaven from Scripture?

Heaven

Heaven
The Spiritual Realm

 
 
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The Message of the Bible

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The Bible is strongly associated with Judaism and Christianity; people expect Christians to know about the Bible and to be attempting to live by its principles. But what is the Bible and its message?

The Message of the Bible

The Message of the Bible
The Bible

 
 
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Receiving

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Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:34-35).

Christians do well to exemplify a giving attitude in feeling and practice. Yet if a Christian would give, another must receive; if we are to give to one another, we must also prove willing to receive from one another. We must be on guard against covetousness; nevertheless, pride and American mythology often influence us away from receiving from others as we ought.

Receiving

Receiving
Giving and Receiving

 
 
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Giving

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Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:34-35).

Paul’s recorded saying of Jesus is consistent with everything He taught and practiced; Christians are to be people who give. Why is giving so fundamental to Christianity? How has it become so countercultural?

Giving

Giving
Giving and Receiving

 
 
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What Is the Resurrection?

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It’s a savage irony: the resurrection is the fundamental of the Christian faith according to the Apostles and early Christians, yet in the 21st century, it has become quite poorly understood and rarely discussed. Everything about Christianity depends on the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, Jesus’ continual Lordship in the resurrection body, and the hope of bodily resurrection for the believer.

What Is the Resurrection?

What Is the Resurrection?
The Fundamentals

 
 
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A Mother in Israel

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Judges 7:5 and 1 Samuel 20:19 speak of “a mother in Israel.” Deborah’s administration provided benefits to the people, but it is the image of a city as a mother that persists. Jerusalem of old nourished and sustained its inhabitants in community; new Jerusalem, the church, ought to serve the same function!

A Mother in Israel

A Mother in Israel
God's Faithful People

 
 
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One Who Stands in the Breach

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The Psalmist spoke of Moses as one who “stood in the breach” before YHWH on behalf of Israel (Psalm 106:23); YHWH sought a man who would stand in the breach before Him in the days of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 22:30). Why is it so important to have one stand in the breach?

One Who Stands in the Breach

One Who Stands in the Breach
God's Faithful People

 
 
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A Man After God’s Own Heart

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God rejected Saul and sought a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). That man would be David. How was David a man after God’s own heart? How can we learn to be like him and be men and women after God’s own heart?

A Man After God’s Own Heart

A Man After God’s Own Heart
God's Faithful People

 
 
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