“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalms 8:3-4 Christ’s birth is the consummate divine statement concerning man. When the omnipotent eternal God, the creator of the universe, condescended to the human estate by … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores God’s Purpose in time-space history.
Humankind dreams of a better world, but how can that happen? God has a plan for human flourishing – a new world here and now – and it's revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and his Gospel. It is explicated through the biblical motif of 'Kingdom & Covenant'—God's Government and its Constitution as the genius of a New World Order.
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The fulfilment of God's Purpose invloves:
- God's Government
- Covenant Relationship
- New Earth (renovated cosmos)
- Cultural Reconstruction
- Restoration History (restored church)
Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 The global financial system totters. Whole nations declare bankruptcy. Panic strikes the world markets. Political leaders meet late into the night searching for answers that don’t exist. Militant Islam invades through immigration and population growth. Secularism dominates … [Read more...]
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 The Scriptures promise a golden era of human history; an era when the kingdom comes to earth and all men will live in peace and justice. Despite the marring of sin, man (gender neutral), as God's image bearer, has longed for this era from time immemorial. This was captured poignantly in our time … [Read more...]
From one man he made every nation ... Acts 17:26 God is a 'world person'. Without his creative fiat the world, nor the nations, would exist. In fact, he is not only the initial cause, but also the sustainer of all that exists. Every fibre of creation is impregnated with who he is. His decree, "Let there be", echoes throughout the time-space order, resonating not only with … [Read more...]
... the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory ... Haggai 2:7 KJV While acknowledging that modern scholars read this verse as an eschatological flood of material wealth flowing into the church for its rebuilding, we will consider it, as did older commentators, as alluding to the Messiah who is the desire (Hebrew singular) – or the precious – … [Read more...]