The Kingdom of God – Part 5March 14, 2021 / Matthew 13:31-33 Romans 8:28, Matthew 13:31-33
The Kingdom of God – Part 5
Here’s a prayer to pray in anticipation of Sunday worship service:
“Oh God, let something happen to us here, something more than interesting or entertaining or thoughtful. O God, let something essential happen to us, something remarkable, something real. Speak to our condition, Lord, and change us somewhere inside where it matters, a change that will burn and tremble and heal and explode into tears or laughter or love that throbs or screams or keeps a terrible cleansing silence and dares the dangerous deeds of faith. Let something happen in us here that makes us more like Jesus. Amen.”
How do you experience the triune enemy of the world, the flesh and the devil engaging you?
React here to the story Steve told about the eagle who thought they were a chicken.
React to this quote, “The citizen of God’s kingdom cares only about how God expects his citizens to think and live. Regardless of how that affects them in the kingdom of the world.” Jesus said the world’s kingdom will be hostile to his followers. Why do you think many Christians live continually surprised that life can be very hard even for a Christian?
What do you think about Mother Theresa said, “No one can do great things, only small things with great love?”
What are the metrics you judge your life success by? Consider this quote when you answer.
“Upside down metrics of the world’s kingdom are popularity, wealth, power, bigger is better, a winning record, newness. Right-side-up metrics of God’s kingdom are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, long-suffering, and self-control.”