Context and Contradiction in the Kingdom of God

Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is different in substance from anything that goes before it.

Our behaviour and actions are determined by the context of which system we live under.

If we live in the Kingdom of God, we should be more at home with celebration and joy. There is a place for fasting and solemnity but our overarching stance should be one of enjoyment.

However the Kingdom of God contradicts any system or structure that we may adopt. Therefore Jesus teaches you can’t simply tack on the kingdom of God to our existing belief system or way of life – this only leads to eventual damage and destruction.

Listen to how the CONTEXT of the Kingdom and the CONTRADICTION of the Kingdom make real differences to our everyday lives in gospel community.

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Mark 2:18-22


David Varney, leader Foundation Church Belfast