The Gospel That Jesus Preached, Pt. 2: “The Kingdom Is At Hand…”

Mark 1:14-15

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.

Revelation 11:15

Ephesians 1:9-10

 

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.

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