Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kingdom Secrets

I've started a bit of a series on the secrets of the kingdom. .)

By no means am I the expert. I welcome any feedback and discussion. The topic of the kingdom of God is a topic I am growing to love. It was a central topic to Jesus, so I suspect it is worth exploring.

Matthew 13:11 (NIV)
He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them."
Mark 4:11 (NIV)
He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables"
Luke 8:10 (NIV)
He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’"

Doesn't this just make you want to know what these secrets are? When we know someone has been telling a secret to others, we naturally want in on it.

I pray for wisdom. I suspect if we seek God for clarity He will give us enough answers as needed.


Bill Bremer said...

Promote your blog on mine

1. What is the name of your blog? House Church Connections in the Kingdom of God
2. What is the url? http://www.housechurchconnections.com
3. How long have you been blogging? About 2 years
4. What is your blog about? I write about house church from the kingdom perspective. When we meet under a tree in the forest here in Colorado Springs, we call it Organic Church
5. Tell us one thing about your blogging experience that we might find of interest:
About 300 to 500 people visit per day. About 1/5 are from Europe and 1/7 other countries.

Erick Reinstedt said...

Hi Jon. Again, thanks for sharing on the Kingdom of Heaven/God. Tomorrow morning I will be doing my sixth teaching on it in a series I am doing at the church I pastor, and I suspect it is going to go on for a lot more Sundays! In fact, I am more and more realizing that the Kingdom lens is the best way to view and read the Bible, especially the New Testament. The more I understand it, the more parables and things that never made sense to me are starting to. I thank you for your blog, it is a blessing.

Erick Reinstedt said...

Hi. Forgot to hit "email follow up comments" so I am doing it now. God bless you.

Jonathan said...

Thanks Erick for the encouraging comments.