KINGDOM OF GOD ~ INTENTIONALLY MISSIONAL & RELATIONAL
The Kingdom of God is a present reality, both in the lives of believers, and the daily activities and interactions of the world in which we live and engage.
When one is not obsessed with the escapist eschatologies that continue to plague Evangelicalism, it is difficult to participate in Kingdom activity that is redemptive and reflective of the very heart and passion of God to redeem and restore. Historically whenever Christians have been so heavenly minded, they have also been of little earthly good.
Our heart and passion is to rest in the reality that Jesus fulfilled His purposes in judging the Old Covenantal system culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, and the resulting exile of the Judeans which lasted for some 1900 years. Resting in that reality enables us to engage in advancing the Kingdom of God in our society by being intentionally missional and relational, coming alongside those activities that bear the imprint and character of God.
Being intentionally missional compels us to build relational bridges to those Christians who share a similar missional heart to reach our communities with the love and grace of God. The key is finding out what God is already doing in the midst of the culture, and then finding out, according to His will and purposes, just what it is He desires us to partner with Him in advancing His Kingdom.