Nov 10, 2020
There are 4 aspects of the king and his kingdom:
Jesus meant the kingdom to be an alternative to the kingdoms and politics of his day. Drew Hart says,
Where the old order dominated and violently lorded over others, the kingdom of God arose from the bottom, margins, and cracks of society, freely inviting people to share in the peace and Justice of God made available in the presence of Jesus... God's kingdom liberated people to discover who they truly were. And while participating in God's kingdom, people found that they were created in the image of the Maker of heaven and earth. (Trouble, pg 66-67)
Today's scripture has priests and elders challenging Jesus' authority as well as the parable of the father's vineyard where one son would not help with work while the other said no but, in the end, did. Both stories demonstrate authority and the meaning of grace. So, what does What is discipleship for the Kingdom in a time of cheap grace?
Scripture: Matthew 21:23-32
Hymn: The Lord's Prayer