“The Kingdom of God has come near...”

The core message that Jesus brought was the good news that "the Kingdom of God has come near" (Mark 1:14-15). The Kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God; the place where what He says goes. Jesus is the King of the Kingdom, and in him — in his life, teachings, miracles, deliverances and, ultimately, his death and resurrection — a totally new world order was arriving. The Kingdom of God arriving in Jesus brought good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoners, sight to the blind, justice for the oppressed, and much, much more (Luke 4:18-19). The Kingdom of God is good news.


“...Repent and believe the good news!”

The King calls for a response. After announcing the good news of the coming of the Kingdom, Jesus said "repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:14-15). To "repent" literally means to 'think again', to turn 180° from our old way of life in recognition that something (or someone) far, far greater has come. To "believe," then, is to trust Jesus, to give allegiance to him, to crown him King of your life. That's how you respond to Jesus.


“Life... to the full.”

Jesus came that we may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10). When we respond to the good news, "life" is exactly what he gives us: the eternal life of God himself floods our life as we are forgiven of the sin which separated us from Him and are reconciled to the Father through Jesus' death on the cross (Colossians 1:20). The Spirit of God comes into our life and forms us into the image of Jesus—the new kind of human, marked by love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). That's the "life to the full" that Jesus offers.


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...”

This is where we come in. The last words Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew's Gospel is The Great Commission wherein he commanded us to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:16-20). Here at NorthernLife, that's exactly what we want to do. Our mission statement is simply to "love God, love others, and make disciples." We want to see King Jesus magnified in our hearts and his Kingdom come in the heart of Hornsby as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10).

So... will you join us?

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