BRUCE MCGEE MINISTRIES
A seminary professor was teaching the young preachers
how to utilize expression during their sermons.
He said, "When you speak of heaven, wear a bright smile,
let your face light up with joy.
And when you speak of hell, well... your ordinary face will do!"
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
LIGHT from the WORD.
To have something "at hand" means to have it so close
that it can be reached immediately.
The "kingdom of heaven" means the reign or rule
Kingdom is translated from the Greek basileia meaning rule.
Heaven is translated from the Greek ouranos meaning sky,
heaven, or God's abode.
The "kingdom of heaven" is NEAR to ANYONE!
It is reached by surrender to Jesus as Lord!
The "kingdom of God is WITHIN" a person! (See Lk. 17:21)
When one surrenders to Christ as Lord, the things of God become
God's omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence become clear!
God's love, mercy and grace become clear!
God's divine direction and guidance through the Bible become clear!
Today, let your face light up with a big smile, express joy --
and TELL THE GOOD NEWS!!!
The kingdom of heaven is "at hand" through surrender to Jesus Christ!
Be a person of L.I.F.E -- Living In Faith Everyday!