A Kingdom Illustration
Pastor Thomas presented a diagram called the “4 Kingdoms.” Below are the titles of each Kingdom. Your job is to explain/write down the meaning of each Kingdom and find two Scriptures that teach those truths (the verses may, but don’t have to, contain the word ‘kingdom’).
How could the “4 Kingdoms” concept be used to share the Gospel with someone? Pass around paper and give a few minutes for everyone to try sketching it out.
Why did Pastor Thomas say that many Christians get stuck in Kingdom 3?
The life of Jesus reveals the Kingdom of God impacting society on both a physical and spiritual level.
The Kingdom Examined
READ Matthew 13:31-32. What truths about the Kingdom are contained in this parable?
READ Matthew 13:33. What further truth(s) about the Kingdom are revealed in this parable?
READ Matthew 18:1-4. What further truth(s) about the Kingdom are revealed in this teaching?
Applying Kingdom Truths
What do you think a Kingdom-centered church that commits to living in the 4th Kingdom (Kingdom Proclaimed) looks like today?
What sacrifices will be necessary by you and/or your church to live out these values of Jesus?
Are there any areas of brokenness in your community that you and/or your church could address?
What is God saying to you about your role in the Kingdom?