O Dayspring, splendor of light everlasting:
Come and enlighten those who sit in the darkness and in the shadow of death.
—Treasury of Daily Prayer, p. 1039
The reddening dawn of the daybreak of the kingdom of God is signaled by the lame walking, the blind seeing, that "lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear." Finally the nearness of the kingdom of God is signaled by the fact that "the poor have good news preached to them" [Matt. 11:5].
—Hermann Sasse, "Last Things: Church and Antichrist," We Confess the Church
About the dawning realm
By the Creator's flesh, the preached word brings the new creation
Essays on the good news of the kingdom
What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God? Matthew 6:33 and Luke 12:31 in the contexts of the Sermon on the Mount and the Lucan parables
Ways the Son of Man calls forth life: Seeking the kingdom of God in word and sacrament
More essays on the gospel of the kingdom
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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Dawning Realm proclaims the good news of the kingdom as confessed at Caesarea Philippi, Nicaea, and Augsburg.
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