The Lord’s Prayer …Your Kingdom Come…March 1, 2020
The LORD’s Prayer:
…your kingdom come…
Jesus’ good news, then, was that the Kingdom of God had come, and that he, Jesus, was its herald and expounder to men. More than that, in some special, mysterious way, he was the Kingdom. Malcom Muggeridge
1. Do you believe?
2. Kingdom as a pointer to God
3. Old Testament understanding of Kingdom
Genesis 1:26-27. created in the image of God to have Dominion
Exodus 19:1-6 to be a Kingdom of Priest
Deuteronomy 17:14-19 a God fearing King
Deuteronomy 28:36 you will suffer the consequences
Judges 17:6 a lawless people
1 Samuel 8:5 the people demand a king other than God
2 Samuel 7:12-13. The Kingdom of God on Earth
4. Kingdom Expectations
Luke 1: 32-33. Jesus will sit on the throne of David and reign forever.
Matthew 2:1-2 “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?”
5. Jesus’ teachings on the kingdom
Past: The Kingdom of Heaven has always been here.
Matthew 22:1-14 compared to a wedding feast
Present: The Kingdom of Heaven is now more present, because of Jesus.
Matthew 4:17 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
Future: Although it is here, it is not here in its fullness, in its totality.
Matthew 13:36-43. The Parable of the Weeds
Matthew 24:13-14. The gospel of the kingdom proclaimed until the end.
Matthew 26:29. “until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
6. Thy Kingdom come and the coming of the King
Memory Verse: Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.
Read Matthew 23:37-39, and Acts 1:6-7. After hearing all of the parables of the
Kingdom, and having witnessed the resurrection of Christ, do you think that the
disciples understood what Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God?
Read Luke 19:41-44. Why does Jesus weep over Jerusalem?
Read Deuteronomy 17:14-19, Deuteronomy 28:36, Judges 17:6, and 1 Samuel 8:5.
Was it God’s intention to give Israel a King? Why did God allow Samuel to anoint Saul as King over Israel?
Read 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. What things must take place before the Kingdom of God is fully realized?
Find three scripture versus that tell you how to enter the Kingdom of God.
What does it mean to pray: your kingdom come? Are you ready for the kingdom to come?