There are many ways you can help further the Gospel of Jesus and advance the Kingdom of God. I want to remember that lives are on the line and I may be the only thing standing between a person I meet and hell. Be Nice. While you are far from perfect you are perfectly forgiven. The theme of Jesus Christ's message was the good news of the Kingdom of God. Disciple a new believer. A common strategy that is emerging to advance the Kingdom of God is culturally appropriate church planting movements. But I am finding more and more these days that people don't like Christians because of so many reasons. But then what? We can’t extend God’s reign, but we can help people understand what it’s like to live under His reign. Do you walk around beaten down and distraught? I want to make sure that I am doing everything I possibly can to advance the Kingdom of God. We get too comfortable. 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. 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. Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Rawpixel. 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 … A main concept in the Old Testament. Ask God to show you what you can do to help further His kingdom and act like a child of The King. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Success! Would you like to learn more about the glorious future Jesus Christ will usher in at His return called the Kingdom of God? 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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. 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. You are a servant and soldier of King Jesus. Threats of harming another Error! Share with Us. So what is that reason? Transforming Your Life to Impact the Kingdom of God. Read Jamie’s story below: I live in Fairmont Minnesota. … 2. Scripture: Matthew 26:63–64. It should compel you to share his Good News every day. I want you to live a transformed life that truly impacts the Kingdom of God. But that doesn't have to be the case for you and your family. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, The kingdom of God is not going to appear immediately, and yet repeatedly, Jesus says, “The kingdom is at hand. Use the 'Report' link on However, you must be obedient to the urging of the Holy Spirit in your life. Brick by brick God is laying his foundation for eternity. Share this. I know there are people in the news, on TV, people we even look up to that give Christians a bad name. Here are some examples: Unlike other kingdoms that have risen and fallen, the Kingdom of God is only growing stronger. Isn’t It About Time You Grow Up and Trust God. Giving to missions and missionaries is an excellent way to invest in God’s kingdom. It isn't enough to say "I am a Christian," nowadays. How do you advance the Kingdom of God? We stay in our own little world of going to church on Sundays and Wednesdays and the occasional small group here and there. literature production, personal evangelism, church planting), but that these fail to reach full effectiveness if carried out in isolation. What happens when we go home and shut the door? 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. The Kingdom of God is Righteousness and Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit. Low 28F. Scripture: Romans 14:16–19. You are an outpost, a beacon of light that should shine with intensity on the truth of Christ’s love. Are you missing out on this opportunity to further the Kingdom? 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). Others, those who believe in Jesus, find comfort in it. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Previous. Low 28F. 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. 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. Yet, he remained confident that he would one day enter the Kingdom of God. 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. He said, "Christians have become so lazy." We get in a routine and are usually only jolted when tragedy strikes. 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. God’s Kingdom. It reminds me of another old saying -- actions speak louder than words. 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). Once you accept Jesus as Lord of your life he gives you the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you. Broadly speaking, the kingdom of God is the rule of an eternal, sovereign God over all the universe. 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. 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. 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). When Philip went to Samaria, "he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ" (Acts 8:12). You can … Winds light and variable.. A few passing clouds. Get headlines from the Rockdale Citizen delivered daily to your email inbox. Please support us by subscribing or making a contribution today. Do we act the same as we did when we sat in the pew at church? 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). This is made clear by Matthew, Mark and Luke. “ ‘But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’ ” (Matt. Be Proactive. 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. Your very life is to be a testimony to the One who died so that all might live. The kingdom of God, it appears, doesn’t just get bigger over time. Nov 13, 2005. 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). One of my favorite quotes by Christian author Max Lucado is, "To call yourself a child of God is one thing. In the Kingdom of God … 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. Julie Wells is the editorial assistant in the newsroom at the Rockdale Citizen. If we really did, then maybe when people hear the word "Christian" come out of our mouths, they wouldn't shutter. We are all human, therefore, we are all going to make bad decisions in life. One of the underlying themes present in history is the advancement of an ideology and the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms. Keep it Clean. 1 of 10. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. This means we have the opportunity and responsibility to live under God’s reign in our lives, no matter where we are. We'd love to hear eyewitness “ ‘If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you’ ” (Matt. The cool thing about this is that God gives us certain weapons that are potent against the “evil empire” around us. So this week, take the time to examine your life. Don't Threaten. There are many ways you can help further the Gospel of Jesus and advance the Kingdom of God. You will witness to others in your words and deeds. Christ the King School seeks to further God’s kingdom. 12:28). What you do (or don’t do) today may have an effect on whether or not someone comes to know Christ. 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. Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. You have permission to edit this article. Or do you walk with faith, knowing that He is control? 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. These brethren were able to invest in building the kingdom of God in faraway lands because they knew that others would be investing in building the kingdom at home by helping their loved ones whenever assistance was needed. This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting. Am I a “Thorny Soil” Kind of Christian? Are You More Concerned With Being or Doing? Apr 8, 1990. Winds light and variable. 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. To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether.". Pastor Ray started Raymond Lombard Ministries to educate, teach, and enrich pastors, evangelists, church leaders, and all Christians in the Word of God. It was a paradigm shift. The kingdom of God was one of Jesus’ most talked about topics, but it’s hardly a well-grasped concept for believers today. Be Truthful. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. The primary reason is to glorify his name and to share with others what he has done for you. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. You can find a lot more verses on how Jesus taught about the kingdom of God. ( 1 Cor. For some, hearing you're a Christian makes people turn and walk away. He is patient and wants to make sure that no one perishes, but all have a chance to know Him. One of the most important ways God can use you to further His kingdom is through intercession. Or the Kingdom of Heaven, the terms are interchangeable. She can be reached at julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com. I am one of those guys that God has called to further his kingdom later in life. racist or sexually-oriented language. Perhaps this whole idea was from this quote that I just heard my friend Joe say. POLL: Will you take time off for the Christmas holiday. The Gospels use the terms “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven” to refer to this kingdom. What Do Punxsutawney Phil and Chirping Birds Tell Us About The Mercies of God? Yes, God uses women to further His kingdom. He is right, we have. We find ourselves struggling just to give God 15 minutes every day to read His word. To testify is to declare, to announce, to tell of something. And even then our jolt of being "on fire" for Him seems to only be temporary. God’s kingdom is so vast and wide that if we do not study it, we will not advance. Thank you for reading! When Christ appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, the kingdom of God was the main topic of discussion (Acts 1:1–7). 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.” 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. After all, it sums it up rather clearly. Do you love people like He does? On Guard! We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. 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. A few passing clouds. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. The answer to our bad decisions is the Lord God Himself. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Get headlines from the Newton Citizen delivered daily to your email inbox. That’s rather sobering until you remember that you don’t have to go it alone. If you asked a group of people to define it, you would probably get a variety of answers. that is degrading to another person. What if Everyday Was Valentine’s Day In Your Marriage? 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. It’s why I write these posts. Next . Ask God to show you what you can do to help further His kingdom and act like a child of The King. What I am trying to say is let's stop being lazy and just "OK" with our everyday routines. This is the Kingdom of God we are advancing and lives are on the line. person will not be tolerated. GASP! Rick Brown describes how different strategies have been used through missionary history (e.g. As a Christian, God gives us an abundant life and we should be living like that. Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments. If you met someone today and didn't say the words "I am a Christian," would they know you are His child? You and I are part of God’s royal yeast. If anyone ever recognized his own human limitations, it was Paul. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. It also spreads through the whole world, ultimately transforming everything. I want everyone I meet to walk in hope and joy and know that eternity will be a place of worship and joy. Am I the only one that thinks that’s awesome? Only He can bring us to the place we need to be in order to be the person He created us to be. On the 18th of May 1998, Raymond was further ordained by the Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee in the United States of America. If the Kingdom of God is like a pie then it’s like an ever expanding pie that constantly gets bigger and bigger. The women noted in Matthew 28 were the FIRST people in the WORLD to testify of Jesus’ resurrection. This is the key to everything. 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). I have a list of 135 people or so, who I send a verse of scripture and a word of encouragement to every month. 5 Ways to Protect Your Kids from the Bombardment of Technology. Further God’s Kingdom. or anything. The Apostles proclaimed the same message. He has each you here for a reason. John Piper When I discovered this truth, my life was changed forever. There was an error processing your request. 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. 13:9, 10, 12 ) In our zeal to see God’s promises fulfilled, we have on occasion drawn wrong conclusions. My buddy Jason said something the other day that has stuck with me this week. 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. 6:33). accounts, the history behind an article. We can invite them into the joy of God’s Kingdom through our words and actions. I want everyone I meet to be able to experience the same love and forgiveness that God lavished on me. 5 Sure-Fire Ways To Impact Lives For The Kingdom Of God. Malachi 3:6-12 We are continuing our sermon series on the Kingdom of God. JULIE WELLS: What can you do to further God's kingdom? Here are some examples: Remember that you are a witness. Your task is to learn what God’s laws are and then to begin living in accordance with the rules of His Kingdom. God’S laws are and then to begin living in accordance with the of! God’S laws are and then to begin living in accordance with the rules of His Kingdom is through.... 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