We are preaching through Ephesians at church right now. If you attempt this, it’s important to get Paul’s eschatology in front of you while you are reading and working with the text. This is a version of a diagram that I’ve seen multiple places. Michael Gorman’s short book Reading Paul has one – good book by the way. The Timothy Gombis book The Drama of Ephesians has one as well. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen one in some piece of N.T. Wright’s work. This is my own creation that has just a little more of the detail for preaching – feel free to share it around!
Already Not Yet Kingdom Diagram – Inaugurated Eschatology Visual Aid
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Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of RedemptionChurchkc.com. He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.
Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.