|Pointing to the Kingdom|
Ken Hemphill speaks to Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., in introducing a new Empowering Kingdom Growth resource: "A 40 Day Experience: EKG, The Heartbeat of God." Photo by Lindsay Stavish
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--For the Great Commission to be fulfilled, churches need a renewed focus on missions and Christians need an increased understanding of their roles in God's Kingdom, Ken Hemphill said during the Sept. 26 kickoff of a new Empowering Kingdom Growth resource: "A 40 Day Experience: EKG, The Heartbeat of God."
Over 200 congregations began the study this fall and a winter campaign to enlist churches already is under way. The first printing of 10,500 books has been sold and a second printing of 5,100 has been ordered, although the materials have been available only since August.
"There have been two kingdoms in conflict," Hemphill said. "There's the kingdom of this world, which is transitory, which is passing away, and yet has a great allure for us. And there is the Kingdom of heaven, which is eternal and permanent but not often seen and sometimes neglected." Read More