Dates / Time
Friday Feb. 1: 6:30-8:30pm (Dessert Provided)
Saturday, Feb 2: 9:00-12:00pm
Note: Each day’s content is different. Brad will begin his teaching on Friday night and will continue and complete it on Saturday morning. You’re welcome to come to one or both sessions - either will be beneficial. Brad will also be the guest speaker at our worship services in the SLC (Sat. PM, Sun. AM).
Presenter: Pastor Brad Gray
Leader of “Walking the Text” groups to Isreal and Turkey, Brad is a gifted Bible teacher who teaches contextually - using history, geography, culture, and language to teach the Biblical text. This learning experience is for any who want to learn more about Scripture and how to study the text
A Clash of Kingdoms
When the Kingdom of Christ Collides With the Kingdoms of the World
The Apostle Paul states in Galatians 4:4 that “when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his son.” Jesus entered onto the stage when Caesar Augustus, the most powerful emperor Rome would ever have, was leading the world. Jesus also entered onto the stage when Herod the Great, arguably the the most powerful king the Jewish people ever had (besides Solomon) was ruling Israel. And God’s timing was strategic. The Kingdom of Christ was going to go head-to-head with these kingdoms of the world to demonstrate only one kind of kingdom endures. During this weekend, we’re going to understand what these kingdoms were like in Jesus’ day, how Jesus’ kingdom functioned differently, how the New Testament writers are depicting this clash, and what this all means for Jesus followers today.