Preaching the "Gospel of a Kingdom" predates the days of Nehemiah and the second temple period. Hundreds of years later Jesus came proclaiming a Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Today an important mission of God's Church is the proclaiming of that Gospel. But do you actually know what that proclamation is about? In fact, do you know what seeking God's Kingdom first is focused on now while a human being? Many hope for entry into a spirit Kingdom that is being reserved for current "model" citizens who are wholehearted about a new King, His laws and His culture.
John Elliott pastors United Church of God congregations in southern British Columbia, Canada and in Burlington, Washington. He serves on the Council of Elders and assists with the Church's operations in East Africa.