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Pastor's Corner: Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

Doesn't that sound good? If there were ever words from Scripture that could bring a sense of hopefulness and joy to my heart it is the words in the title above. The words in the title are words used by John the Baptist as he prepared the way for the Jesus the Christ - the Messiah in the gospel of Matthew 3:2. A little later, in the same gospel, Jesus himself proclaims "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." Matthew 4:17. In the Gospel of Luke 17:21, Jesus takes this same sentiment a little farther when in response to a question put to him by the Pharisees concerning when the Kingdom of...


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