Kingdom of God
From the parable of the workers in the vineyard in Matthew 20 we see that God’s kingdom operates on a different set of values to ours – namely grace. Which is the unearned favour of God.
The parable of the wheat and the weeds in Matthew 13 shows us that there clearly are two kingdoms operating in the world as we know it but that at a point in the future every person will need to stand before God’s judgement. There is good news for everyone who will put Christ as their Lord and Saviour!
We see from the parables of the great treasure and the pearl of great price that the Kingdom of God is incredibly precious but that you only get it by giving up something else.
A central teaching on the Kingdom of God is found in the parable of the sower and the seed. We see that there is life potential in the word of God but the extent of fruitfulness depends on the response of the hearer.
We see that God originally had significant plan for every human being, that this was forfeited at the Fall and then restored by the Servant King, Jesus. This mainly focuses on passages in Genesis and some Old Testament prophesies.
Jesus taught all the time about the Kingdom of God, so in this series we want to explore what it means and the implications for a believer. This week we are encouraged to pray simply and openly, “Let your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.”