Otis Q. Sellers, Founder *** David R. Hettema, Director


Volume 2, No. 47 Jane Sellers Hancock, Editor April 2009


Jane S. Hancock

We’ve A Story to Tell

We’ve a story to tell to the nations

That shall turn their hearts to the right,

A story of truth and mercy,

A story of peace and light,

A story of peace and light.

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,

And the dawning to noonday bright,

And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth,

The kingdom of love and light.

Colin Sterne and H. Ernest Nichol

We sing this song in Bible class often and it reminds us, even though we don’t need reminding, that we do have a story to tell and that’s what we do in every class, in every bulletin, on every CD, on our Web site. We tell the story of the “kingdom of love and light.”

That is our message. We can’t say it often enough. Every Sunday morning, that is the subject, because no matter where we go in the Bible, whatever chapter and verse of book we choose, we end up connecting it to the teaching that the next great event will be the coming of the Kingdom of God.

The current chart on the white board in our meeting room, a chart designed by David Hettema, is the outline for the order of events within the coming of the Kingdom of God. I’m sure he will be writing about this himself soon giving you much more detail and you can hear him if you order our Sunday Morning Messages, but this is my summary of the first five events of God’s glorious Kingdom.

The Enlightenment

First comes the Enlightenment. See Psalm 98:1-3 which ends with these words: All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Or Psalm 97:1-6, a descriptive passage which closes with these words: The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.

Do you need more proof? How about Joel 2:28: I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh. Or Jeremiah 31:34 or Luke 8:17 or Psalm 22:27-28?

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness, the meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men s