The first unofficial glimpse of why Jesus came occurred at a party, a wedding reception. A bit of a preview, actually, of things to come. You know the story—water into wine.

After a few elbows and nods from his mother, Jesus, with a grin, tells her that now is not the time. But Mary, the once-teenage mom, knew who her son was then, and you can bet she knows now. Just as Jesus was waiting for the time, so was she.

There’s nothing like a mother’s light push to get her son onstage. Maybe Mary has had a little liquid courage—remember, they were out of wine. Just saying. Regardless, it’s at a party that Jesus, at his mother’s urging, pulls back the veil just for a moment to save the day and give a peek at what is waiting behind the curtain for humanity: the Father’s affectionate goodness and the Son’s gracious heart.

Later in John’s gospel, Jesus said, “The Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” (John 5:19). On this festive occasion, the Father is glad to honor Mary’s request, and the result is a party-saving batch of primo vino. The Father is good, and Jesus came to show the goodness of the Father.

King Me

King Me

Every man has a kingdom. Not every king rules well.

You can.

Like a living piece in life's checker game, you are moving across the board toward your time of greatest authority and impact. But what kind of king will you be?

Your kingdom is always being watched, and your family and core relationships look to you to come through. You have an ancient adversary who is playing for keeps. You also have a fiercely loving Advocate who desires to guide you, teach you, and entrust you with more.

In King Me, Michael Thompson guides you through the six stages of the masculine journey in order to release you forward, oriented and equipped. Continuing beyond where The Heart of a Warrior left off, Michael kindly and wisely invites you to uncover your story, see the wounds of your past, and be initiated into the glory in your heart. Through healing encounters and validating experiences with God, you can learn to wield love as your greatest Kingdom weapon and provide a kingdom where hearts are free.

You are invited to become a man after God's own heart. You are always one move away from becoming more and advancing goodness, or becoming less and compromising your kingdom.

It's your move.