The Time Has Come: The Kingdom makes a difference in the here and now (Sermon Series)

The Time Has Come Series (Mark) at River Corner Church with Jeff McLain
Throughout the summer at River Corner Church, we have been in a series called The Time Has Come, looking at the life and ministry of Jesus, as recorded by Mark. This The Time Has Come series looks at the difference the Kingdom of God makes in our lives - a difference that is not only eternal but also makes a difference in the here and now. Throughout this The Time Has Come series, I enjoyed preaching through Mark's narrative on Jesus. There is some great richness in his account.

Mark's narrative on the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus starts with Jesus declaring that it was time to change our way of living and to live in the way that the presence, goodness, and good news of God (the Kingdom of God) had come tangibly into the present (Mark 1:15). In fact, it is that Mark 1:15 passage that we get the title, The Time Has Come, for our series. In each of the stories told by Mark, after that proclamation of Jesus, we witness Jesus demonstrating how God's Kingdom was making a difference in their day.

The difference that God's Kingdom makes is more than just getting to go to heaven when we die. Through Jesus' inauguration of the Kingdom of God on earth, God's eternal heaven is now bringing glimpses of God's future restoration into today. In the ministry of Jesus, Mark shows us that Jesus was bringing about God's liberation and healing to demonstrate how God's Kingdom makes a difference today. 

Throughout this series, we see what it means to repent and believe that God's transformative hope of heaven is still bringing God's liberation and healing into the present. The time has come to see what it means for us that God's transformative Kingdom longs to work in, with, and through us to not only make a difference in eternity but also today.

You can listen to the whole series below.

This series is just a small glimpse of who we are River Corner Church. We are a growing church community of everyday people who gather to worship God, follow Jesus, and journey through life together. We invite you to gather with us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. At River Corner Church, you are welcome to come as you are, just be you. As a community of everyday people, we want to be a community of individuals who live and love like Jesus in the places we each live, work, and play. If you have a question about something you heard in this series, or you want to learn more about us, connect with us rivercornerchurch.com.

Jeff McLain preaching at River Corner Church


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