kingdom of God

A Hidden Kingdom

Introduction A. Jesus taught in parables so that those who were seeking the truth could find it while those who were not seeking it would have no difficulty refusing it (Matthew 13:3-9,18-23). B. For all the teaching Jesus did about the kingdom, it is amazing how little people understood about it—even among the twelve. Discussion I. This kingdom is hidden from the masses, but precious to the few.A. The kingdom would not...

The Greatest in the Kingdom

Introduction A. When Jesus told the disciples that He would soon be killed in Jerusalem, the thought on their minds was which of them would be the greatest in the kingdom. B. As much as He had tried to teach them about the nature of this kingdom, they were still struggling to understand. Discussion I. The greatest in Christ’s kingdom would be like a little child. A. The greatest would be the one who is weak and easy to overlook...

A Different Kind of Kingdom

Introduction A. When Jesus came into this world, He found a people expecting the kingdom to appear at any moment. B. The kingdom Jesus ushered in was very different from the one they had been expecting and from any other they had ever seen. I. This kingdom has a different kind of king. A. When offered earthly dominions, this King refused them (Matthew 4:8-10; John 6:15). B. When this King entered the capital...

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