That’s rather sobering until you remember that you don’t have to go it alone. or anything. This year, I am adding a new twist: “Good Morning, If God be for us, who can be Against us?” Another great witnessing tool I have discovered is the E-Mail System. Now that you know what the Kingdom of God is, you need to understand how to follow Jesus’ command to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Disciple a new believer. person will not be tolerated. Isn’t It About Time You Grow Up and Trust God. Read Jamie’s story below: I live in Fairmont Minnesota. Broadly speaking, the kingdom of God is the rule of an eternal, sovereign God over all the universe. Get headlines from the Rockdale Citizen delivered daily to your email inbox. One of the most important ways God can use you to further His kingdom is through intercession. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. 1 of 10. So this week, take the time to examine your life. This is made clear by Matthew, Mark and Luke. To testify is to declare, to announce, to tell of something. This is the key to everything. Error! 2. What happens when we go home and shut the door? The primary reason is to glorify his name and to share with others what he has done for you. They were expecting a conquering King to free them from Roman oppression and to restore the throne of David and the glory of the nation of Israel. Once you accept Jesus as Lord of your life he gives you the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you. On Guard! My buddy Jason said something the other day that has stuck with me this week. The Apostles proclaimed the same message. Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. I want everyone I meet to walk in hope and joy and know that eternity will be a place of worship and joy. While you are far from perfect you are perfectly forgiven. God’s Kingdom. I want to make sure that I am doing everything I possibly can to advance the Kingdom of God. So, the number one thing the Church can do is to help people get into the realm of glory that God has designed it for, and it is by using their minds, their heart and their skills. He has each you here for a reason. You should be distraught over the fact that people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ are doomed to be eternally separated from God in the place called Hell. Friday: Further Study (The Kingdom of God) Sabbath School Net Posted on June 11, 2015 by Sabbath School Lesson June 21, 2015 Of the poor in spirit Jesus says, Theirs is the kingdom … If you asked a group of people to define it, you would probably get a variety of answers. If we really did, then maybe when people hear the word "Christian" come out of our mouths, they wouldn't shutter. “ ‘But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’ ” (Matt. She can be reached at julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com. that is degrading to another person. I want everyone I meet to be able to experience the same love and forgiveness that God lavished on me. When I discovered this truth, my life was changed forever. Your very life is to be a testimony to the One who died so that all might live. Share with Us. Use the 'Report' link on Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members (Romans 7:15-23). What Do Punxsutawney Phil and Chirping Birds Tell Us About The Mercies of God? Winds light and variable. In the Kingdom of God … 12:28). France further states “that the phrase the Kingdom of God is often interpreted in many ways to fit the theological agenda of those interpreting it.” While there is likely an element of truth in many of these understandings of the Kingdom, I do not see that any of them fully capture what it is. Julie Wells is the editorial assistant in the newsroom at the Rockdale Citizen. However, you must be obedient to the urging of the Holy Spirit in your life. This is the Kingdom of God we are advancing and lives are on the line. As a Christian, God gives us an abundant life and we should be living like that. Do you love people like He does? Are you missing out on this opportunity to further the Kingdom? You can find a lot more verses on how Jesus taught about the kingdom of God. Be Nice. Winds light and variable.. A few passing clouds. Malachi 3:6-12 We are continuing our sermon series on the Kingdom of God. Jill Boughton Freelance Writer B ishop Kevin C. Rhoades greeted eighth graders at Christ the King School, South Bend, with an exclamation: “Three times in one week!” The students were confirmed by the bishop on Friday, Oct. 18. We get in a routine and are usually only jolted when tragedy strikes. Or do you walk with faith, knowing that He is control? Scripture: Romans 14:16–19. We can invite them into the joy of God’s Kingdom through our words and actions. He is patient and wants to make sure that no one perishes, but all have a chance to know Him. We are all human, therefore, we are all going to make bad decisions in life. Giving to missions and missionaries is an excellent way to invest in God’s kingdom. The women noted in Matthew 28 were the FIRST people in the WORLD to testify of Jesus’ resurrection. Don't Threaten. Apr 8, 1990. When Philip went to Samaria, "he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ" (Acts 8:12). … 5 Sure-Fire Ways To Impact Lives For The Kingdom Of God. JULIE WELLS: What can you do to further God's kingdom? Further Thoughts on the Kingdom of God Using our resources to Display God's Kingdom 22 October 2017 Jane Ward-Hall Bible readings: Matthew 22:15-22. When Christ appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, the kingdom of God was the main topic of discussion (Acts 1:1–7). Threats of harming another You will witness to others in your words and deeds. For some, hearing you're a Christian makes people turn and walk away. Others, those who believe in Jesus, find comfort in it. We find ourselves struggling just to give God 15 minutes every day to read His word. literature production, personal evangelism, church planting), but that these fail to reach full effectiveness if carried out in isolation. There are many ways you can help further the Gospel of Jesus and advance the Kingdom of God. Yet, he remained confident that he would one day enter the Kingdom of God. We'd love to hear eyewitness Scripture: Matthew 26:63–64. As a Christian woman, God not only commands, but also desires that I play a specific role to advance his kingdom, and he equips me for the task. Low 28F. Rick Brown describes how different strategies have been used through missionary history (e.g. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of the Kingdom of God (see Luke 4:43 on top of every page of this site). The kingdom of God was one of Jesus’ most talked about topics, but it’s hardly a well-grasped concept for believers today. The answer to our bad decisions is the Lord God Himself. I know there are people in the news, on TV, people we even look up to that give Christians a bad name. There are many ways you can help further the Gospel of Jesus and advance the Kingdom of God. Keep it Clean. 13:9, 10, 12 ) In our zeal to see God’s promises fulfilled, we have on occasion drawn wrong conclusions. What I am trying to say is let's stop being lazy and just "OK" with our everyday routines. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. The Kingdom of God is Righteousness and Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit. It reminds me of another old saying -- actions speak louder than words. This is one of the reasons that the Jewish people were confused when Jesus came as a servant willing to die so that all mankind could live. racist or sexually-oriented language. After all, it sums it up rather clearly. The kingdom of God, it appears, doesn’t just get bigger over time. You have permission to edit this article. A line borrowed from the Lord’s Prayer, “Your Kingdom Come”, served as main theme of the summit, uniting 92 national alliances leaders to refresh their passion and commitment to further Christ’s reign on the earth. Nov 13, 2005. It’s why I write these posts. Perhaps this whole idea was from this quote that I just heard my friend Joe say. The kingdom of God is not going to appear immediately, and yet repeatedly, Jesus says, “The kingdom is at hand. You are a servant and soldier of King Jesus. We are called to use the unique gifts that God gave us to further His kingdom -- whether it's writing about God, playing bass on the church worship team, or constructing powerful radio transmitters. If the Kingdom of God is like a pie then it’s like an ever expanding pie that constantly gets bigger and bigger. This means we have the opportunity and responsibility to live under God’s reign in our lives, no matter where we are. Only He can bring us to the place we need to be in order to be the person He created us to be. If anyone ever recognized his own human limitations, it was Paul. Am I a “Thorny Soil” Kind of Christian? God’s kingdom is so vast and wide that if we do not study it, we will not advance. Further, these tasks are preordained for us, though it seems to be up to us whether or not we will submit fully to allow the fulfilment of these tasks, the fulfilment of our destiny in The Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Do we act the same as we did when we sat in the pew at church? Ask God to show you what you can do to help further His kingdom and act like a child of The King. Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” In fact, he is more explicit than that in Luke 11:20: “If it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Yes, God uses women to further His kingdom. What you do (or don’t do) today may have an effect on whether or not someone comes to know Christ. Pastor Ray started Raymond Lombard Ministries to educate, teach, and enrich pastors, evangelists, church leaders, and all Christians in the Word of God. He is right, we have. Am I the only one that thinks that’s awesome? John Piper Nov 13, 2005 138 Shares Sermon "You Will See the Son of Man Seated at the Right Hand of Power and Coming on the Clouds of Heaven" Palm Sunday. He said, "Christians have become so lazy." You and I are part of God’s royal yeast. GASP! Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Rawpixel. One of my favorite quotes by Christian author Max Lucado is, "To call yourself a child of God is one thing. Even though Jesus has not yet come back to establish his rule here on earth, you are no less his servant, and he is no less your King. Would you like to learn more about the glorious future Jesus Christ will usher in at His return called the Kingdom of God? On the 18th of May 1998, Raymond was further ordained by the Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee in the United States of America. Christ’s own references to the kingdom of God were not new—the concept was a central, constant part of God’s revelation to Israel from the beginning. I have a list of 135 people or so, who I send a verse of scripture and a word of encouragement to every month. Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments. Several passages of Scripture show that God is the undeniable Monarch of all creation: “The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all” (Psalm 103:19). Christ the King School seeks to further God’s kingdom. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. We get too comfortable. Success! The Gospels use the terms “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven” to refer to this kingdom. Low 28F. Get headlines from the Newton Citizen delivered daily to your email inbox. Next . Here are some examples: Remember that you are a witness. The theme of Jesus Christ's message was the good news of the Kingdom of God. God will gather us all together to serve in His kingdom with David serving as a prince (Ezekiel 27:21-27; Matthew 24:29-51; Matthew 25:31-34). Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, So what is that reason? One of the underlying themes present in history is the advancement of an ideology and the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms. Do you walk around beaten down and distraught? It also spreads through the whole world, ultimately transforming everything. A common strategy that is emerging to advance the Kingdom of God is culturally appropriate church planting movements. POLL: Will you take time off for the Christmas holiday. Ask God to show you what you can do to help further His kingdom and act like a child of The King. The cool thing about this is that God gives us certain weapons that are potent against the “evil empire” around us. And even then our jolt of being "on fire" for Him seems to only be temporary. We can’t extend God’s reign, but we can help people understand what it’s like to live under His reign. ( 1 Cor. A main concept in the Old Testament. There it doesn’t matter what size slice of pie I take because it in no way reduces the amount of pie available for you to have from God’s extravagant supply. Be Truthful. Brick by brick God is laying his foundation for eternity. You can … But that doesn't have to be the case for you and your family. Further God’s Kingdom. Share this. I want you to live a transformed life that truly impacts the Kingdom of God. One of the reasons I chose the title “Words For The Kingdom” for this blog is to indicate that you are part of building the Kingdom of God. “ ‘If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you’ ” (Matt. Your task is to learn what God’s laws are and then to begin living in accordance with the rules of His Kingdom. When Jesus came to redeem all sinners so that they might become part of the Kingdom of God it turned conventional wisdom about what a kingdom looked like on its head. CLI student, Jamie Kueker, has been beaten and broken down by the world but instead of becoming discouraged he has become determined to further God’s kingdom. It isn't enough to say "I am a Christian," nowadays. It was a paradigm shift. 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It should compel you to share his Good News every day. 19 When the Kingdom was established in 1914, God’s people had only partial knowledge of how prophecies relating to the Kingdom would be carried out. A few passing clouds. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether.". Here are some examples: Unlike other kingdoms that have risen and fallen, the Kingdom of God is only growing stronger. Previous. 6:33). But then what? An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. John Piper There was an error processing your request. But I am finding more and more these days that people don't like Christians because of so many reasons. This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting. Are You More Concerned With Being or Doing? Dozens of prophecies tell us how the world will be entirely transformed and all humanity taught a way of life that will bring peace, prosperity and productive, fulfilling lives. Be Proactive. We stay in our own little world of going to church on Sundays and Wednesdays and the occasional small group here and there. And, our role then will be to worship the Lord, build houses, plant vineyards, and enjoy the fruits of our labors with Him forever (Isaiah 65:17-66:14; Revelation 21-22). Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. 5 Ways to Protect Your Kids from the Bombardment of Technology. Please support us by subscribing or making a contribution today. Don't knowingly lie about anyone accounts, the history behind an article. Or the Kingdom of Heaven, the terms are interchangeable. How do you advance the Kingdom of God? If you met someone today and didn't say the words "I am a Christian," would they know you are His child? 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