WHAT is the Kingdom of God and WHEN did it begin?

This is the beginning of a new series in which we will examine several metaphors that are used in scripture to teach about the church. Each metaphor highlights important aspects of what it means to be a part of the church. What are some of the well known metaphors used to describe the church?

The first one we will consider is that the church is described as a kingdom. We could debate whether or not this is truly a metaphor because the church is in fact a kingdom – a spiritual Kingdom – but a kingdom with a King and many other things we would associate with a Kingdom.

In preparation for this class spend sometime in Daniel 2. Notice especially verse 44. WHAT does God say He is going to do and WHEN does God say He will do this?

How do these passages help us understand WHAT the Kingdom of God is and WHEN the Kingdom of God began?

Matthew 3:1

Matthew 4:17

Mark 1:14-15

Mark 9:1

Luke 17:20-21

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) contains the words, “Your kingdom come”. Is it accurate to pray for the Kingdom of God to come today?

If not praying for the Kingdom of God to come what could we pray for concerning the Kingdom?

We will review these questions together Wednesday July 6 at 7 pm on Facebook Live and Zoom.


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