This week we will be wrapping up our first major series at City on a Hill. For the past 12 weeks we have been looking at the story line of the bible and examining the thirteen biggest theological concepts that are noticed. All of the teaching thus far has been building up to this final week when we talking about the throne and kingdom of God.
The idea of Kingdoms has dominated some of the most popular literary works of the past 500 years. The first one that comes to mind is “Pilgrims Progress”. This the first major work to seemingly capture is story the tale of Christian as he journeys by faith to the Heavenly City. More recent works would include such authors as C.S. Lewis in his series “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. We must also mention his good friend J.R. Tolkien who wrote the masterful series “The Lord of the Rings”. The big idea in all of these works is that there is a throne. The throne has jurisdiction over all creation and created things. Whoever sits on that throne is King and ruler of all. In the C.S. Lewis works the king is the Lion Aslan. In J.R. Tolien’s works it is Aragorn. Believe it or not, both these stories are allegorical and point to Johns writing in the book of Revelation where the Kingdom of God is fully revealed in plain sight for both believer and unbeliever to see. The King is Jesus, who at one point actually steps off his throne to mount his white horse while dressed in a white robe dipped in blood to wage war against his enemies.
Sadly, just as many people seemingly have a weak and uninformed view of who Jesus really is, it seems that many more have a terribly understanding of the Kingdom of God. For some, the kingdom of heaven is equated to sitting on a cotton ball cloud, wearing a diaper, a living like some weird adult baby while playing a harp for all eternity. This is a terrible view of what Gods kingdom is like. For those who have a strong biblical understanding of what Gods Kingdom is and all that it entails for the believer, it is a source of great excitement and anticipation.
We are incredibly excited to be talking about King Jesus this Sunday as we are looking at some of the most fascinating imagery in all of scripture. We would like to invite you to join us at City on a Hill on Sunday at the 180 Fitness Center from 10:00 – 11:30 AM to hear the conclusion of our Doctrine Series “Kingdom: God Reigns”