As Near As Here

You are not far from the Reign of God

Mark 12:34
Mark 12:28-34

Sermon Topic


The story is told of the Old Testament period in which the Israelites were suffering in Egyptian bondage…

God traveled around the earth in search of people who would be willing to follow His law. He came upon a Mideastern entrepreneur and said to him, “Would you like to follow My commandments?” The man frowned suspiciously. “Like what, for instance?” he asked. God replied, “One is, ‘Thou shalt not kill!'” “You must be mad,” said the man. “I earn my livelihood by lying in wait for desert camel trains, killing the merchants when they arrive and taking all their goods. A commandment like that would put me out of business.”

God turned away and resumed His search. He came upon another entrepreneur in Babylonia. “Would you like to follow My commandments?” God asked. “What, for example?” asked the man. “Thou shalt not steal!” said God. “I’m sorry,” the man replied, “in my business, lying and cheating and misrepresenting increase my profits. If I…

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