The agenda of King Jesus is crystal clear. It has been spoken. It has been written. It has been decided what Jesus would and did come to accomplish, and there is no reversing this divinely authoritative decree.
When Jesus wanted to start an organization that would fix all of the world’s biggest problems, he invited a ragtag band of misfits to lead it. Who better to represent to the world what the grace of God in Jesus Christ is capable of doing than people utterly and totally changed by it, enamored with it, and committed to it for life? And guess what? Jesus sees you, too, and he’s inviting you in!
God made a perfectly peaceful paradise and offered it as a gift to be stewarded by mankind. Then… sin. Pain. Suffering. Corrosion. And corruption. Oppression. Injustice.
Rather than desiring to know how everything is going to work out along the way, we’re to put at the very front of our minds the kingship of Jesus and allow everything else to flow out of that.
Here is good news for your life – you don’t have to live under a cloud of suffering or the darkness of sin or the tyranny of addiction because the Kingdom of God is near. In fact, Jesus said it is within you.
Know your priority. Seize some right opportunities. Grow. And with that pattern, every passing year can be your best year ever!
The gospel – the good news – is that Jesus died on the cross to provide a substitutionary atonement, paying for the penalty incurred by the sins of lost mankind. He rose again from the grave the third day resulting in His absolute victory over sin, death, and the grave.
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I posted something negative about abortion on Facebook and then watched a mini-landslide of comments come in calling me all kinds of not-nice names. Others jumped in to stand up for life but it just wasn’t a pretty moment at this table of strangers. This issue, among plenty of others, begs the question: will we ever figure it all out?
Will we determine what righteousness in a nation really looks like? Will the innocent, born and unborn, be rescued? Will the victims of oppression ever be delivered? Will the poor ever eat well? Will the burdened ever have their burdens lightened?
The answer to all of these, of course, is yes. And it’s a big loud YES! because of the great, glorious agenda of King Jesus.