Please Join Us This Lenten Season As We Study "The Way - Walking In the Steps of Jesus."
Biblical Background – The Kingdom of God
The “Kingdom of God” does not refer to heaven or the church or the heart or to moral reform or to a future realm. Rather it refers to the active, dynamic exercise of God’s rule, authority, dominion, and power in the world, right here, right now. But, there is also the sense that the Kingdom is still to come. The Kingdom is both “already” but “not yet.” It has come, and yet it is coming. It is both present and future.
The Kingdom of God, or Kingdom of Heaven, is directly mentioned by Jesus over 100 times in the Gospels. He speaks about it more than forgiveness, sin, and love combined. For Jesus, the Kingdom is present as we live out the desires of God in the world. And as communities begin to live out these ideals, these patterns of God’s desires, then, we get a glimpse of creation as God intends it to be.
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