Living In The Kingdom Of GodHandbook 1: Article 14 - How's Your Kingdom Coming?

"Greatly to be envied are those You have chosen to come and live with You."

Psalm 65: 4

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF THIS KINGDOM?

DO YOU KNOW ITS KING?

ARE YOU ACQUAINTED WITH ITS LAWS?

CAN YOU DESCRIBE ITS CULTURE AND VALUES?

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS A CITIZEN OF THIS KINGDOM?

WHAT AREAS OF AUTHORITY DOES THE KING RESERVE FOR HIMSELF?

HOW IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER KINGDOMS?

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS:

The gospel, the "good news" (Matthew 4:23)

The most valuable possession of all (Matthew 13: 44-46)

The first priority of the Christian (Matthew 6: 33)

An everlasting Kingdom (Psalm 145: 13)

Not derived from this world (John 18:36)

Open only to those born of the Spirit (John 3: 3-8)

Entered through much tribulation (Acts 14: 22)

Within you (Luke 17: 20, 21)

A mystery to those outside the Kingdom (Matthew 13: 10-15)

The constant theme of the preaching of John the Baptist (Matthew 3: 1-3)

The first message of Jesus recorded in Matthew and Mark (Matthew 4: 17; Mark 1: 14, 15)

The subject Jesus talked about to His disciples during the forty days after His crucifixion and resurrection (Acts 1: 1-3)

The subject of Paul's teaching during his years in Rome (Acts 28: 23-31)

THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS:

A King, who was born for this purpose (John 18: 33-39)

A special uniform (robe, garment) (Matthew 22: 1-14)

A special set of values (Matthew 5: 1-11)

Rules of conduct (Matthew, Chapters 5-7)

Suffering citizens (2 Thessalonians 1: 4, 5)

A day of separation (Matthew 25: 31-40)

Entrance requirements (Matthew 4: 17; Luke 18: 16, 17; Matthew 7: 21; Matthew 18: 3, 4; John 3: 3-5; Acts 14: 22)

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