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The Kingdom and Power

January 9, 2010

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 1 Corinthians 4:20

What do you think? When you think of God’s kingdom do you think of power? Or are you more likely to think about talk?

As God’s people do we even believe God’s kingdom has come with power? It seems to me that we often put our hope in those looking for their own power like politicians and political parties. We listen to people with good intentions and we don’t recognize that we don’t need the power they offer. We ARE the kingdom of God.

We should probably take a minute to make sure we understand what power we are talking about. In 1 Corinthians 4 Paul reminds those in Corinth that he has went threw many hard times for the kingdom of God. He speaks of being hungry and brutally treated yet he says our kingdom is one of power.

Maybe that is why we buy into the power offered by politicians and political parties. They promise to make our lives easier or better or more successful. Maybe we don’t want anything to do with true power, the power that sees a Savior through on a cross of Calvary or puts Stephen in front of the Sanhedrin.

We have a kingdom that has come with power, will we embrace all that this means?

And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.” Mark 9:1

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