Realizing the presence, promise, and power of the Kingdom of God.

Mike Slay

As a mathematician, inventor, and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, Mike Slay brings an analytical, conversational, and even whimsical approach to the daily study of God's Word.

Interventions are rude.

Maybe it's from this passage.

Not in the way they were asking for one.

We ignore spiritual warfare with young Christians.

Jesus’ teaching now gets complicated. He’s challenging his disciples to understand and follow difficult commands, while still keeping some things secret. Everyone He interacts with gets their mind stretched.

He turns the insult into a teachable moment.

It's actually about long term prayer.

One Thing is Necessary

January 03, 2018

and it's not serving snacks to the guests.

Who is my Neighbor?

January 02, 2018

Jesus flips this question on its head.

You'd get to see Him, in the flesh – but probably be martyred.

The message of the kingdom of heaven gets more advanced as Jesus challenges His disciples to abandon worldly priorities. Kingdom power advances too when Jesus sends out six dozen followers and gives them more permanent powers than He gave the twelve.
At last, Peter gets it and announces who Jesus is. This is roundly confirmed on the mount of transfiguration. This leads to the next level of revelation – crucifixion. The apostles aren’t going to understand this until after it happens.

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