Let’s use the Q&A format for ease of understanding this major theme of New Testament, particularly the synoptic Gospels.
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Bible Basics about the Kingdom of God
Some key points backed up by lots of Scripture.
Basic Definition of Kingdom of God
This short post should help define the term. A simple five-step explanation of the Kingdom is included, as well.
1 Introducing the Kingdom of God
So begins a ten-part series. Though difficult to believe at first, our truly understanding the kingdom of God can just about clarify all of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. So then, what is the kingdom? Can we define it biblically, or is the topic just too complicated? What does it mean for us today?
2 Kingdom and Kingship in the Old Testament
The cultures surrounding Israel valued kings. Thus, monarchy worked its way into Israel’s government, but only with God’s permission. This post provides background material for the kingdom Jesus proclaimed.
3 The Kingdom Is in the Future
We are living in eternity right now. We just don’t see it yet, because the kingdom of God is not fully manifested—for now.
4 The Kingdom Is Right Now
Yes, the kingdom is partly manifested right now, but it is seen with the eyes of faith and in visible signs like salvation of souls and bodily healings and demon expulsions and harmony in the household–all done by the power of the Spirit.
5 The Kingdom of God: Already Here, But Not Yet Fully
The “already and not yet” is still a valid and wise statement about God’s kingdom, which unfolds in three stages. This post also answers why healings do not happen 100% of the time right now.
6 The Mystery of the Kingdom
When we understand it, we can know how God is working across the planet today. And we can understand Christ’s parables that proclaim its mystery.
7 Life of the Kingdom
Eternal life and the kingdom of God belong together, and you can experience them right now.
8 Righteousness of the Kingdom
Let’s never overlook the Scriptural truth that righteousness (kingdom living) is important to the heart of God. Four passages in the Sermon on the Mount are discussed here.
9 The Demand of the Kingdom
It is a life-changing demand. Or perhaps I should say demands (plural) bundled together into one.
10 Blessings of the Kingdom
This Scriptural list will edify you.