“The Kingdom” – Class I
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“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”
(Matthew 4:23 NIV11)
What is the Gospel?
If Jesus talked about kingdom, so should we, and we should think about it.
1. What does the OT reveal?
2. What did Jesus say?
Character: Matthew 13:24
Imminence: Luke 9:27, Luke 9:61–62
3. What does it mean?
Purely personally internal
The hour of a person’s decision
Present with / in Jesus
Kingdom present functioning as precursor to coming perfected kingdom
“The community or people ruled by God and with whom he dwells, to some extent reality now but to be fully consummated in the future”
4. When is it coming?
5. How can I participate?
6. What should be my response?
Enjoy the abundant (eternal) life now
Receive kingdom / receive eternal life
Through death of self
Not self-centred denial
But, Christ-centred denial
Leading to eternal impact
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