Your Kingdom Come Here And Now

The Core of the Gospel Message

“The time has come, the kingdom of God has come near” (Mark 1:15; c.f. Matt 3:2)

“Jesus … proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God” (Luke 8:1)

He appeared to them…and spoke about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3)

(Paul) proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance (Acts 28:31)

1. Your Kingdom Come

  • Kingdom: the effective range of one’s will
  • “the kingdom of God is in your midst” (Luke 17:21)
  • Regency role: to carry out the will of the King when the latter is away for a season

2. Your Will Be Done, On Earth As In Heaven

  • Anointing: reserved for Prophets, Priests and Kings

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Pet 2:9)

  • Prophet: discern, declare
  • Priest: standing between God and man
  • Prince/Princess: spiritual authority

Key to Spiritual Authority: Submission

  • Parents & Children: Heb. 7:8-9
  • Husbands & Wives: Eph. 5:24
  • Disciples & Leaders: Heb. 13:17

3. Seek First His Kingdom

  • Sermon on the Mount = Principles of Kingdom Living
  • About here and now
  • Not what, but how we seek

Build For Eternity

“If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. “ (1 Cor 3:14)

…their deeds will follow them (Rev 14:13b)