The Transformation of the Kingdom of God

The Transformation of the Kingdom of God

When I hear my grandchildren recite the Lord’s Prayer I still sometimes get a little emotional. They don’t yet fully understand what they’re praying, but they say it with gusto: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” What are we praying for when we follow Jesus’ direction to pray for God’s kingdom to come to earth? Is that prayer ever answered? What kind of transformation does the kingdom of God bring?

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Surviving Church; There is Transformation for You Too

Surviving Church; There is Transformation for You Too

Growing up in church can be a wonderful thing. It can also be dangerous. The majority of believers would want their children to grow up in church. Even though religion has sometimes become toxic, a Christian heritage has all kinds of benefits. So how does one separate the good from the bad? If you’ve been raised in church, how can you not get stuck in the mess but embrace the transformation God still wants for you?

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Transformation Brings Dead Things to Life

Transformation Brings Dead Things to Life

The change true transformation brings is as different as life is from death, white from black, light from darkness. We’re not talking about a haircut and change of clothes, or some new cosmetics. You may have been (or are now) living a life of victimhood, people pleasing, addiction, marriage misery, fear, or any variety of brokenness. But God specializes in resurrection. When He brings transformation it brings dead things to life.

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What to do When God Disappoints You

What to do When God Disappoints You

You know better, or at least you think you do. Your head, your Christians friends, the things you recall from the Bible tell you that God is good, and that He is for you. But your prayers don’t seem to accomplish anything. Couldn’t God come through for you if He wanted? Your soul can get disheartened and your faith shaky when God disappoints you, or at least when it feels like He does.

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