The Kingdom of God is an Everyday Kingdom. It is for people living everyday lives. Most Christians are not called to be pastors or missionaries – they are called to things like going to school, holding down a job, raising a family, and being part of a local church. But like Joseph of Arimathea in Mark 15:43, they are also called to wait for (anticipate) the Kingdom of God! (See my blog, How Do We Wait for the Kingdom of God?)

You have likely read the end of the book of Revelation where it talks about the merger of heaven and earth, that glorious day when King Jesus will fully establish the Kingdom of God on the earth, bringing peace, justice and healing to this broken world. Like me, you may have been inspired by books like N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope and Scot McKnight’s The King Jesus Gospel. The coming of the kingdom in its fullness is a glorious hope! But if you are like many Christians, you may also be asking,

“How does the future kingdom affect my everyday life, really? I’ve got to earn a living. I have kids to raise. I’m going to school. What does it mean for me to anticipate the kingdom of God and to join in God’s kingdom plan?”

This blog is written for people like you. It is designed to help you discover how to engage in God’s kingdom works in the midst of everyday life. God has created opportunities for you to be a part of his kingdom plan. He has prepared good works for the citizens of the kingdom to do (Ephesians 2:10,) enabling us, however imperfectly, to express his glorious nature to a hurting world. He uses our everyday lives to prepare us for those works and to introduce us to God-ordained opportunities for kingdom impact. This practical outworking of the Kingdom of God is what this blog is all about.

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  1. Been waiting for this! Just in time for Christmas ! Love this site and the clarity of your observations. Hope there will be more.

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