A Brutal Wakeup Call
August 19, 2017 • Ty Gibson
December 9, 2017 • James Ramirez
Israel's messianic hopes took on the form of political and military aspirations. By the time Jesus came, nobody expected a suffering Messiah who would advance an agenda of enemy-love in place of enemy-conquest. Jesus dashed their expectations of a military empire in order to rebuild in their hearts a different kind of hope for a different kind of kingdom, one established on love and not violence.