Of Silver Bullets and Black Helicopters: The Inauguration, Continuation, and Consummation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 4:26-34)
Of Silver Bullets and Black Helicopters: ?The Inauguration, Continuation, and Consummation of the Kingdom of God ?Mark 4:26-34?
Building for the Future?
Metaphors of the Kingdom?
The Growing Seed (26-29)?
The Mustard Seed (cf. Ezek 17:22-24)?
Of Silver Bullets – Gradualism (cf. Phil 3:12-14)??The parable of the Growing Seed teaches that the kingdom is like a seed planted in the field: it begins in the blade, proceeds to the head, then the full grain and harvest. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the kingdom grows. Parable of the growing seed encourages us to patience and steady plodding. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________?
Of Black Helicopters – Optimism (cf. Is 42:1-4)??The parable of the Mustard Seed encourages us to look forward in _____________________________________ – the long-term future of the Kingdom of God is bright. The kingdom shall be like a great tree in which the birds of the air make their nests. ?
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.