The dichotomy between following God as part of His people, no matter the cost, and the mundane rhythms of life sometimes leaves us bored or forgetful of the reality of the Last Kingdom. Today, we look at what the Spirit has done since the Resurrection; calling some to care for God’s Church and others to courageously work to expand it. Where is Wildwood’s part in God’s Church?
April 7, 2019 • Eric Ryan
John 17:18-23, 1 Corinthians 1:10 • April 14, 2019 • David McNeely
We began our Last Kingdom series with a history of God’s People as revealed in the Old Testament. We then zoomed in to God’s Church from the New Testament to present day and took a closer look at a few believers who expanded the Kingdom through care and courage. Today, we zoom in further to God's Parish here at Wildwood, and the call of Jesus for unity. Jesus was adamant His followers be united (John 17), and the Apostle Paul would continue to call the early Church to be unified (1 Corinthians 1:10). Borrowing a phrase from the US Constitution, Wildwood must strive to become “a more perfect union.” But it raises one of the most important questions we will ever ask: “Unified around what?”
Genesis 12:1-3 and other various passages • March 31, 2019 • David McNeely
The citizens of God’s Kingdom have been living with a promise. The promise was given originally to Adam and Eve, but whispers of it were heard in every generation. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, and others all spoke about it. It was the prophet Isaiah who wrote down the words of the King telling us the Kingdom of God will be established forever. It is the Last Kingdom.