The centrepiece of Jesus teachings is a focus on the Kingdom of God, a spiritual movement of redemption that reclaims creation from the power of evil. His earthly ministry established this Kingdom as he “went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 8) This movement would have been an incredible thing to witness. Jesus performed many miracles through which sight was restored to the blind, health to the sick and even life returned to the dead. The hungry were fed. The outcasts of society were showed love and affection. All of the events during his life indicated that he was set on improving the world around him, beginning the process of restoring creation to its original form.
At the end of His time on earth, Jesus left this mission in the hands of his followers. We as Christians have been assigned to play a part in carrying out this process of restoration here on earth both as individuals and in partnership with communities that we are a part of. How do we respond to this exciting and incredibly daunting responsibility? If He has called us to be involved in this process and we are eager to act in obedience to Him, how then should we live?
Jesus’ miracles and parables represent what the values and characteristics of this movement are and give a framework for postures and mentalities for us to take on to be a part of it. This year Church in the Box will be focused on these ideas, each service centred around a different portion of Jesus’ teaching. We invite you to join us as we learn to shape our response to the charge of being handed the "Keys to the Kingdom", discovering a path that will walk in step with the mission of Jesus and our role within it.
1/20/15 - ARCU Student Research Symposium
1/21/15 - ARCU Lecture: Buying TOMS, Saving Soles?
1/22/15 - Blood Drive