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Scripture Reading: Acts 28:23-31
The Kingdom of God
“Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven…” (Matt. 13:11)
“…he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets…” (Acts 28:23)
Know the mysteries of the kingdom: Christ has made known what we can / need to know about the kingdom of heaven – cf. Eph. 1:9-11; Col. 1:24-27
Kingdom: The sovereign rule & reign of God in the lives of men & women (Matt. 6:33; Lk. 17:20-21)
The church of Christ is depicted as the kingdom of Christ, composed of willing subjects of the King (Matt. 16:18-19; Col. 1:13; Psa. 110:3; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6; 5:9-10)
The salvation of God is obtained in the kingdom of God (Acts 28:23, 28)
The kingdom: Matt. 8:12
Kingdom of heaven: Matt. 8:11; 13:11
Kingdom of God: Mark 4:11; Eph. 5:5
Kingdom of Christ: Luke 1:33; 22:29-30; Jno. 18:36; Eph. 5:5; Col. 1:13
“Kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” are equivalent: Matt. 13:11; Mk. 4:11
The nature of the kingdom is spiritual & heavenly, not physical & earthly – Jno. 18:36; Lk. 17:20-21
The kingdom exists today – Col. 1:13; Heb. 12:28; Rev. 1:9; et al.
The kingdom will never be destroyed – Dan. 2:44; Heb. 12:28; 1 Cor. 15:24-28; 2 Pet. 1:11
The everlasting kingdom of heaven is prepared for the faithful – Matt. 25:34; 2 Pet. 1:11
1. Heb. 12:28: The nature & presence of the kingdom of God persuades people of faith to acceptably serve God with reverence & godly fear.
2. Acts 8:12: When Philip preached about the kingdom of God, men & women believed & were baptized. Do the same today.