JC Studies Blog

March 28, 2020

I want to suggest to you that perhaps the better way of thinking of the kingdom and of the church is to move beyond these two classic categories of ecclesiastical and eschatological. We need to take what I would call an ergonomic view of the kingdom.

March 21, 2020

The church is more than just a loose assembly that gets together for some religious purpose or spiritual reason. The church is to be a community that is redeemed, forged together and trained for spiritual purposes, bearing a call and an anointing upon them to go forth...

March 14, 2020

Jewish tradition observes that while Genesis introduces God's creation, the first mention of his kingdom occurs in Exodus. God is sovereign and has the power and the authority to judge all men whom he has made. However, God's kingdom begins when there is redemp...

March 8, 2020

Historically and theologically, there's been a lot of ambiguity about the subject of the kingdom. And the church. And the relationship between the two. There is confusion, controversy, and varying views on every one of these three issues. We need clarity on these s...

February 7, 2020

In this first lesson, we're going to focus on the foundational arguments and some of the problems. In the subsequent lectures, we'll begin putting the pieces back together and I will offer you a solution that honors our heritage, honors the Scripture, honors Go...

January 31, 2020

God's heart to bless, from the beginning of time, will manifest at the end of time. Listen to that again. At the final consummation, God's original intention to bless will be fully realized. The blessings he's promised in the past will manifest in their ful...

January 24, 2020

Remember the reciprocity of blessing. At the end of history, which is His-story, God will complete the consummation of all things by showing his covenant faithfulness to the house of Israel. The result will redound in definitive and dramatic fashion to the blessing of...