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When Jesus talked about His kingdom He would use similes, metaphors and parables. “The kingdom of God is like a man who found buried treasure…” or, “The kingdom is like a sower who went out to sow seed…

Perhaps, if Jesus had chosen our day and culture to carry out his earthly ministry He might have said: “The kingdom of God is like a field of dreams…” or “The kingdom is like a boy going out to the sandlot to play baseball …

Join us beginning April 10th as we explore the great American pastime and learn lessons about God, His kingdom, and the Christian life. Even in something as simple as baseball we can see wonderful illustrations about the Christian faith; it is just part of how the mind renewed by the Spirit constantly apprehends God, Who works in all things.

Here is our starting line-up for the upcoming series that will explore Scripture and faith using baseball insights, lore and some of the best baseball movies ever made:

4/10  The Kingdom of God is like…Baseball

4/17  The Kingdom of God is like…a Field of Dreams (John 14:2-3)

4/24  The Kingdom of God is like…The Natural (Galatians 6:8-10)

5/1     The Kingdom of God is like…The Sandlot (Ephesians 1:5)

So, come on out to enjoy the series and let God help you to see more than you thought was there. After all it was George Will, an award-winning journalist who wrote: “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona." Play Ball!

 

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