City on a Hill Community Church - Indian River
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN // Week 2 // April 26, 2020
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    Sunday 9:00 AM
QUOTE

“I think the most important thing I could say about the kingdom of God that would help people make sense out of all the uses is that the basic meaning of the word kingdom in the Bible is God’s reign — R-E-I-G-N — not realm or people. The kingdom creates a realm, the kingdom creates a people, but the kingdom of God is not synonymous with its realm or its people.
For example, consider Psalms 103:19: “The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.” You can hear the basic meaning of the word kingdom as rule. It doesn’t mean that his kingdom rules over his realm; it means that God’s reign or rule governs all things.”
- John Piper -
QUOTE

“How can the kingdom of God be both not yet present and already present? He says, “Pray for it. It’s coming. It’s not yet here. It’s not going to be immediate, and yet already, it’s present in your midst, upon you, at hand.” How can he say all that?
The answer is, the kingdom of God is God’s reign — his sovereign action in the world to redeem and deliver a people and then at a future time finish it and renew his people and the universe completely.”
- John Piper -
1. WHAT THE KINGDOM IS NOT

Comparing the kingdoms of Emperor Tiberius and Jesus
“Many scholars have contrasted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2 with Daniel’s vision in chapter 7. Both passages reveal the coming world kingdoms, but the symbolism is strikingly different in each. The pagan king sees the kingdoms of this world as a towering work of art, impressive in size, value, and grandeur (albeit with feet of clay). God’s prophet sees the same kingdoms as bizarre, unnatural beasts, terrifying in aspect and behavior. It’s a difference of perspective: where man sees a stately, glittering tribute to himself, God sees a menagerie of aberrations. “Let us not be desirous of vain glory” (Galatians 5:26)

Tithes // Offerings

We would greatly appreciate your continued (or first time) tithes and offerings during this time of social distancing. You are welcome to continue giving through cash and check, which can be sent to: City on a Hill Community Church - P.O. Box 1066, Indian River, MI, 49749 // BUT, if you would like to use our online platform, click the link below and then click the 'donate' button at the top right corner of the page!

https://www.cityonahillir.com/