The Kingdom of Heaven Today

Most of us would love to live in a present-day heaven on earth. Even though we´re citizens of heaven we don´t always feel like it or act like it. Join Kurt and Melanie on Insight Live as they interview author and pastor Martin Young on how we can learn to see the Kingdom of Heaven in everyday living.

The Kingdom of Heaven is it. It’s what we are all longing for, deep down: every human being on the planet. It is the way that we were always meant to live, our default culture. This Kingdom of Heaven has always been the number one plan for the earth and its inhabitants – birds, fish, animals and people. It is like a code or rhythm or set of musical motifs established a very long time ago, to which humanity and the whole of creation would live and move and have its being.

Except there are also times when it disrupts, annoys and provokes in us reactions that seem the opposite of such peaceful satisfaction. Sometimes the presence of the Kingdom is experienced within and around us with an uncomfortable tension of glad rightness but also a secret and selfish bitter resentment, or even anger. It is so right and yet somehow feels aggravatingly wrong. We end up challenged to live differently, to think differently, to be different.

Martin Young is senior leader of the Rising Brook Community Church in Stafford, England. He is also a regular host and speaker at the UK's Spring Harvest convention as well as a number of national and international conferences.

Insight Live, tonight at 9pm. 

06 Apr 2021

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