Jesus Smart: The Podcast

049: We Are Raised Now as Vice-Regents in Christ’s Kingdom - Matt Raines

January 9, 2019

"[The Father] made us alive together with Christ ... and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:5-6).

In Christ, we die to ourselves as a False King. And we are raised as Vice-Regents in the Kingdom of God! A Grand Narrative is at play -- a marred Creation is moving toward the New Creation. The Father is putting all things right in Christ.

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And the True Church (Ekklesia) is a microcosm of the New Heavens and Earth to Come ... a precursor of the fullness of the Kingdom.

Authentic Christ-Followers are key in this Story of God. The implications are stunning!



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