Tag Archives: The End Times

Questions from Onward: Heaven and the Reign of Christ

As part of our Onward series, we’re taking questions from the congregation related to ideas that come up in our sermons, class, and small groups discussions. Some questions will be covered in our Engage & Equip podcast, and others will be discussed here on the blog, so keep your eye out for more posts in both places!

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Today’s question came after the first sermon of the series, focusing on the kingdom of God:

“Please explain the differences between Christ’s Millennial Reign, Heaven, and the New Heaven and New Earth.”

I’ll discuss each of these terms and how they’re related to one of the main themes of our series, having a kingdom mindset. Continue reading Questions from Onward: Heaven and the Reign of Christ

Why Doctrine Matters: Examining our Constitution

I’ve heard so many people say over the years, “Doctrine is not what’s important.” And what’s that classic bumper sticker? “My karma ran over your dogma.” Isn’t that cute? But of course, both of those statements are dogmas. The first statement is making a truth claim about the value of truth claims. It is no less doctrinaire than saying, “Doctrine is the only thing that’s important.” The bumper sticker’s statement is just a thinly disguised claim that Hinduism is better than Christianity. I can’t think of anything more dogmatic than that.

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