Complete this sentence with the first thing that comes to mind:
I really hope ____________________________________.
1 Peter 3:15 – ‘but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…”
What does Jesus mean by “The Kingdom of God is at hand”?
First time we see idea of _________________ in the Bible is Genesis 1:26-28
The plan from the beginning was for humans to populate the earth with more _______________ – _______________, to care for the earth, ________________ its resources with wisdom for the ________________ of God. Psalm 8:3-6
Satan basically ___________________ the earth and it falls under his rule. Matthew 4:8-10
The plan all along has been for God to ___________________ these two spaces back into one.
What would His original audience have understood that to mean?
The Jews of Jesus’ time understood that the Kingdom of God meant God ____________________ the earth through people – ___________________! Exodus 19:5-6
What does the Bible say about this Kingdom?
R_______________ & R______________:
- Matthew 19:28 (NIV)
- Revelation 21:1-5
- Isaiah 65:19-25
- Isaiah 11:6-9
- Revelation 22:3-5
R____________________ & R_______________:
- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
- 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
- Luke 18:29
R_________ _________… & __________ ________:
- Matthew 13:31-32 – Parable of the Mustard Seed
- Matthew 13:33 – Parable of the Leaven
- Mark 4:26-29 – Parable of the Grain
2 Corinthians 5:18-20
What difference does that make in our lives today?
The greatest enemies of our hope today are _____________ and ____________________.
The call of the Kingdom requires we give ourselves over completely to ___________, at all costs.