Kingdom of God

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”

You cannot think your way into the kingdom of God. All the information in the world will not transform you. A new birth is required…a “being born from above” in the Spirit. But a “birthing” is never easy and involves pain (just look at the way Saul was transformed into St. Paul). Jesus was always talking about the kingdom of God becoming present in the here and now (“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”). To Jesus, the “kingdom of God” was about a changed life…not simply believing a list of dogmas and doctrines like the Pharisees. Be open, be present, be loving and forgiving…do not cling to power, prestige and possessions…and then see how the kingdom of God comes alive!

Suggested song of the day– “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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