Sunday, July 18: Kingdom Ethics: Hope
2 Corinthians 5:1–20
This week we are continuing our Kingdom Ethics series!
As I was thinking through the suggested topics for Kingdom Ethics, I originally thought I would preach four one-off sermons—four messages related to the kingdom of God, but four sermons unrelated to each other. But as I worked through the four messages, I saw a story emerge. Much of what I wanted to say about “Kingdom Ethics” related to hope and its implications for today.
So, this week, I am launching into my Kingdom Ethics journey. It will be the introduction to a unified story of how God is reconciling the world to himself and renewing the marred image that we all bear. This work of reconciliation has implications for all life—why we gather on Sunday, how we conduct our businesses, how we raise our children, and much more.
The first message is called Kingdom Hope and it’s on eschatology (a two-dollar word that means the Christian doctrine of the last things or the end times). We will be in 2 Corinthians 5:1–20 and we will answer several foundational questions: Where is history going? What is God doing? What does that mean for today?
As the series unfurls, I will explore other questions: How do we steward a pro-life culture? How do we set our children on the path to true life? How do we draw others into imagining this life together?
But it all starts with hope. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV), “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Join us this week as explore this Kingdom Hope! See you Sunday!
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