Tag: Kingdom of Heaven

Grace = Unmerited Favor

The first man, Adam, made a mistake and went against the will of God resulting in banishment from the Garden of Eden and a loss of his eternal existence; Adam and all of his descendants to follow would now be assigned a time to…

Justification

In order to be admitted into the kingdom of heaven, we must possess righteousness equal to God.  This is God’s design; however, he also designed us to be helpless sinners incapable of attaining that righteousness. Exactly why God designed things this way is not…

Humility

At one point in the ministry of Jesus, the twelve apostles began to argue about which among them would be preeminent in the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus at once recognized a perfect teaching moment and began to school the apostles in the basics of…

Panning for Gold

Gold panning is the process of standing in a river, scooping up some mud in a pan along with some water, and then sloshing it around until the useless material is discarded and only the gold is remaining.  Because gold is a more substantial…

A Fine Treasure

God had a special relationship with the nation of Israel.  These were His chosen people.  The entire Old Testament of the Bible details the back and forth negotiation between God and His chosen people.  One minute they would be on their knees worshiping Him…

Bread Making

The basic ingredients for bread are flour, water, and yeast.  Once these elements are mixed together, the yeast is activated and begins releasing air bubbles that expand the dough.  As a result, the bread dough will expand to more than twice its original size. …

The Harvest Field

Jesus began His ministry with the Sermon on the Mount in which He painted a graphic picture of the kingdom of heaven.  He demonstrated His authority by His miracles – healing the sick, driving out demons, and raising the dead.  As word got out,…

Rock Foundation

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the first major sermon that Jesus delivered, He gave a few tips on what we need to do to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Much of what Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount…

Trust the Pilot

When we get on an airplane to fly across the country, we have to put our trust in the pilot and the airplane in which we are flying.  We may not understand how spinning fans can lift a machine weighing several hundred thousand pounds…

A Gift from God

Soon after Jesus appointed His twelve apostles, He appeared before a large crowd and delivered His first recorded sermon known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Many people were aware of the miracles Jesus was performing and were eager to hear Him teach.  The…