Tag Archives: kingdom

The Time Has Come

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news.” Mark 1:15 When I was a young pastor, an older minister advised me: “George, the main things in Scripture are the plain things; and the plain things are the main things.” That is certainly the case with […]

Kingdom Power and Authority

Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. Mark 5:42-43 Immediately is a word used over forty times in Mark. Sometimes it is used […]

Dream City

In the seventh of his Chronicles of Narnia, a book entitled The Last Battle, C. S. Lewis closes with this observation: The things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say […]

Do Well for Jesus

I talk about the human side of revitalizing churches often. I do that deliberately — not in any way to diminish the fact unless the Lord builds the house we labor in vain. I remember growing up in small churches where the common prayer request was, “Lord, send a revival to our church.” I thought […]

What’s Your Potential?

When I was a kid, our family lived in northwest China. My dad regularly butchered chickens for our meals, and one time, to my amazement, he opened them up and showed me today’s egg and tomorrow’s egg being formed. There were even eggs lined up in varying levels of development that would not see daylight […]