The Jews of Jesus’ time would understand kingdom overwhelmingly in terms of the Roman Empire. They knew kingdom to be crushing power. Jesus’ kingdom is ‘not of this world’ (Jn 18:36). Our picture of kingdom must not succumb to secular historical designs. But instead, a kingdom of sacrifice, kenotic love.
We will take a deeper dive into the solution to the hallowing problem we identified last week as we examine one of the most incredible moments in the life of the remarkable prophet Isaiah. What happened to him, and how did it show him everything he needed in his life? And what practical steps can we take to solve our problem too?
Although we don't typically use the word "hallow" much (if ever!) in our everyday vocabulary, most of the issues we as humans face in this world can be traced directly to our failure to properly hallow. Why is this true? How exactly do we fail at it? And what should we be looking to for a possible solution?
In the style of Agatha Christi and Sherlock Holmes we explore the mystery of the empty tomb--learning both how to share our faith and how to investigate our doubts with integrity and vigor.
Holiday/Easter, Apologetics/Difficult Questions, Luke