The Inaugurated Kingdom Empowers Missional Living

“Just as the inauguration of human life and parenthood at the moment of conception lead to a newfound focus and a shift in priorities until the birth of a beautiful new baby, inaugurated eschatology and all its implications should empower the church for missional living and discipleship as we await the second coming of Christ.” Jon Nagle

Already Not Yet

crown-of-thorns-golden-crownJon Nagle:

I’ll always remember two of the most incredible moments of my life. The days that my wife and I discovered she was pregnant with our two boys were breath-taking experiences. With our firstborn, I was sitting in the bedroom of our first apartment; and with our second-born, I was sitting in the master bedroom of our current house.

In both instances, my wife decided to sneak away into the bathroom to take a pregnancy test without telling me. And in both instances she exited the bathroom to surprise me with that infamous blue plus-sign. Tears of joy flowed, and the same life-altering thought that struck me the first time—”Wow, I’m a father!”—also struck me the second time, “Wow, I’m a father … again!”

Indeed, in those very moments, though there were still many months of pregnancy and growth ahead of us, I was already a father. And…

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