May 16, 2019

Kingdom Authority

“’The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’” – Mark 1:15 Today, I want to expand further on what I shared yesterday about humble repentance and how it enables us to let go of our need to control our life and its outcomes. You see, true humility is only possible when we understand our position as citizens in the Kingdom of God — the one that Jesus pronounced when He came! John Ortberg explained it this way: the very first word a child learns is NO, and the second word is MINE (typically they learn the latter before they learn “yes” — it’s crazy)! So even from an early age, kids are beginning to establish their own little kingdoms. As they grow up and sit side-by-side in the car, they clearly decide what’s theirs and practically draw an imaginary line down

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