07 – “The Kingdoms of Heaven” (Seeing Jesus)
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Jesus stands trial before the kings of this world. Pilate represents Caesar, the ruler of the “Eternal Kingdom” of Rome. And, Herod represents the unholy alliance of religion and politics, where God’s chosen people choose friendship with the powers of this world over relationship with their Creator. They maintain the outward trappings of their faith but lack its substance. In the middle of this is Jesus, the one true King. When he says that his Kingdom is “not of this world,” he is speaking truly. However, what exactly is he King of and what’s that mean to us today?

If you’d like to learn more about the Bible and how to engage it for yourself, we’d recommend The Paradigm. It’s a great Bible Project podcast featuring guests discussing the core ideas that shape the way biblical authors intended for us to read the Bible. You can check it out here: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/series/paradigm/