Welcome to the 136th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Patrick Schreiner about his book The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How the Kingdom of God is a thematic framework for the narrative of Scripture.
  • In what way the tree is one of the images that Scriptures regularly associates with the Kingdom of God.
  • How the concept of the kingdom began in the garden with people, place, and power.
  • The point of the Ten Commandments in relationship to the Kingdom of God.
  • How history not only move on for the covenant God but how he pushes it forward through the power of His Word.
  • How the kingdom promises concern all of life.
  • How the Writings cast a choice between wisdom and folly, life and death.
  • The distinctive aspects of the kingdom that each Gospel writer brings into focus.
  • How Acts and the epistles unfold the kingdom community.
  • How Revelation demonstrates the goal of the Kingdom.
  • How understanding the Kingdom of God help us have a fuller understanding of the gospel.
  • How the Kingdom of God help Christians to have a biblical worldview.

About the Guest

Patrick Schreiner (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testament and associate dean at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Body of Jesus and various articles and essays.

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