Am I Not a Great King?

The Formation of the People of God


When the people of ancient Israel demanded a king like the other nations, God assured the prophet Samuel that “they have not rejected you, they have rejected Me.” In spite of this, God promised that one day He would send them an entirely different kind of King, one who would come “lowly and riding on a donkey.” But He, too, would be rejected. The very nature of His power and authority would, throughout history, repeatedly serve as “a stumbling block to the Jews” and “foolishness to the Gentiles.” This meeting message offers a brief overview of the dynamics behind the formation and reformation of the church as an alternative kingdom—a kingdom governed not by earthly sword or scepter but by the same supernatural love that raised Jesus from the dead.


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Blair Adams is a minister, author, artist, father and grandfather from central Texas. In 1973, Blair founded the Christian community now known as Homestead Heritage, a flourishing intentional agrarian community that has now spawned several more expressions across the U.S. and around the world. Drawing from his personal experience and decades of research, Blair has authored scores of books mostly directed towards the restoration of an authentic Christian culture. His works span a breadth of related topics, including education, history, religion, and family and community life. (Read more about Blair Adams)