Our Fearless Leader

We often understand a nation or group by their leader. In a kind of shorthand speech, we sometimes even refer to an entire group of people by the single name that leads them: political leaders like “Putin” to refer to an entire system of government, names of pastors to refer to their church, celebrity activists to represent their movement. In a similar way, we begin a book that will shape our understanding of the kingdom of God by learning about the ruler of this new kingdom, Jesus, and the various ways he is not like we would expect him to be.