The kingdom of God spreads through believers' concerns and eagerness to help others.
It was the baggage of their past that had a death grip on their future.
It's knowing that a new Jerusalem is coming that helps to shape the identity and mission of Christian communities, calling us to live as a foretaste of what God is up to in the world.
But the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God's own flesh and blood, is a serious commitment to us, God's fallen children.
He's on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to make that perpetual intercession before God for us.
As humanity's representative, Jesus intercedes for us before God; and as God's representative, he assures us of God's forgiveness.
Jesus Christ is the complete expression of God in a human body.
God wants us to use prayer to focus on the problem and to sometimes use others to be the answer to our prayers.
The wisdom from above enables God's people to live in a way that is pure, and then peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good actions, fair and genuine.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.