The Kingdom- Where God is King
BIG IDEA: THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WHAT LIFE IS LIKE WHEN GOD IS KING
When God is being allowed to reign as King, life looks a certain way. There are unique features to how people relate and interact with one another, there is a depth to the quality of life they enjoy, and not only is this uniqueness of life enjoyed between people, but it is also enjoyed between God and humanity. In short, life in the Kingdom, is the GOOD LIFE.
Matthew 4:17 (NIV)
“From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is near.’”
Matthew 4:23-25 (NIV)
“Jesus went through Galilee. Teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various disease, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and the region across the Jordan followed him.”
- EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THE KINGDOM, THROUGH JESUS
Even though you are spiritually bankrupt, even though you are a spiritual zero, you are blessed because you too have access to the Kingdom! Everyone has access to the Kingdom, by coming into contact with Jesus.
Matthew 5:3 (NIV)
“He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
1.LIVE EACH DAY/DECISION AS IF GOD IS KING
2. TAKE HOLD OF THE KINGDOM, THE GOOD LIFE. You have access to the Kingdom, through Jesus.
3. READ "THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY" BY DALLAS WILLARD
4. DIALOGUE WITH OTHERS ABOUT THIS QUESTION:
a. What should life in the Kingdom look like?