Today’s message arises from Matthew chapter four, where we find Jesus in the early stages of his public ministry. John the Baptist had been arrested and quickly fades from the gospel story. Meanwhile, Jesus begins to wander and proclaim a powerful message as he builds God’s kingdom. The distinctiveness of Jesus’ message centers around the concept of the kingdom of heaven, a realm of both present reality and future possibility. Jesus’ use of the kingdom of heaven terminology becomes a centerpiece of his distinctive message. The kingdom of heaven is entered through repentance, that act of turning from sin and turning to God. The repentanceRead More →