The Church and the civil government rule different kingdoms: the Church in the First through the Fourth Commandments, while the civil government in the Fifth through the Tenth Commandments. And Christians are citizens of both kingdoms.
In heaven, you will not be alien dogs, but kings who will reign for eternity (Rev 5:10). You will be counted among God’s chosen, holy nation (1 Pet 2:9). You will not be given crumbs, but will eat rich food and choice wine in a heavenly feast.
Jesus is also a powerful God who is sovereign over all nature, because he is also the Creator. He creates faith in unbelieving and rebellious hearts. Let us therefore worship Jesus, the Son of God, Ruler of all nature, King of all creation, Savior of the world!
Put your ultimate hope in Christ and his resurrection, and not on your own ruler and political system. For all human systems are flawed and sinful, whether capitalist or socialist, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican.
There will finally be a borderless nation, without the sinful leaven of racial, social, economic, political or any other kinds of discrimination. The only border or wall of this kingdom in heaven is the wall that separates the righteous from the wicked (Rev 21:12). Only righteous believers will be allowed to enter the gates of heaven. Outside the wall of the heavenly city are “the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood” (Rev 221:15).Read More
The unpardonable sin is accusing Jesus as an agent of Satan in persistent, knowing, deliberate unbelief and hate; that the works of the Spirit done through him are the works of Satan.
Four kinds of soil: Deaf and Dead; Shallow and Skin-Deep; Depraved and Decadent; Fertile and Fruitful. The good soil will bear fruit in an honest and good heart, but it will be a struggle so that they have to be steadfast in what they have heard. But with patience through the choking thorns of our earthly life, God has promised that we will surely bear fruit.
This year, I chose to preach an Advent Series based on four of the most beautiful, theologically-sound hymns of Christmas. You can read the sermons and sing-along here.Read More
Genesis 35:16-20; Jeremiah 31:10-17; Matthew 2:13-18 December 30, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Here’s a Christmas Day tweet from a self-styled ultra-liberal socialist U.S. Representative-elect: “Joy to the World! Merry Christmas everyone – here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in […]