ReVision Studies

Coming to faith in Jesus is not the end of the Christian life. It’s just the beginning. God delivered Israel out of Egypt, and that was just the start of a long process of their laying hold on the promises God had made to their forebears. To realize the fullness of all God had in store for them, Israel would have to make steady progress against considerable odds. The Christian faith is very much like this.

Here are two subjects that, at first glance, seem to have nothing to do with one another. Closer consideration, however, reveals that they are inextricably linked. Worship is about God – honoring Him, committing to Him, and serving Him in all aspects of life. Public policy is about life and the rules by which people live. God is Ruler of all things, and thus public policy is only valid to the extent that it lines up with God’s good and perfect rule.

People live toward whatever they value. When the values we cherish are Kingdom values, we’ll realize more of the full and abundant life Jesus offers.

Sin is the great tragedy afflicting the world. Its effects are universal, corrupting, and deadly. Sin is a slippery slope which, left unchecked, can bring ruin and destruction everywhere it reaches. This is no time for being silent about sin, either in our own lives or our churches.

With Stephen and Paul as our examples, and understanding the times in which we live, each believer must do his part to advance the Kingdom of Christ. This entails living and proclaiming our witness to Him at all times and by every available means.
We cannot simply stand by while the tares of this world propagate and pollute throughout the Lord’s field. We must continue to engage the Lord in His work of sowing good Kingdom seed into the world, beginning in our own Personal Mission Fields.
“If God is so good, why is there so much evil in the world?” Perhaps you’ve heard that objection? It’s a fair question, but not nearly as fair as the question, Why isn’t there actually more evil in the world?
The neglect by contemporary Christians of the Law of God is a primary cause of the decrease of love in the world.

From an under-the-sun perspective, the field of the world looks increasingly like a weed field. Everywhere, it seems, the good seed of the Kingdom is being choked out, and ugly tares of corruption, immorality, godlessness, and narcissism are flourishing. But when we look at the world from God’s perspective, under the heavens, a different scenario unfolds.

The Son of Man is at work in the field of the world, sowing and tending to the good seed of the Kingdom of God. He calls us to join Him in His work, each of us in our Personal Mission Field, doing the work we’ve been given to do.

In the wheat field of God’s world, unbelievers are busily at work in their various under-the-sun schemes and projects, trying to make sense out of a life that can feel to them like vanity and feeding on the wind.

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