The Kingdom

—How it relates to the New Creation

  • Andrew Fountain – Oct 21, 2015

What is the Kingdom?

  • It is the Rule of the King
  • Justice, Righteousness, and Joy
  • Rom 14:17 “for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
  • Almost identical to the New Creation

The Kingdom has begun

  • Matt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
  • Jesus is now ruling and the Holy Spirit is the manifestation of his kingdom power
  • But the Kingdom will not be visible to our eyes till Jesus returns

Why I am optimistic about the Kingdom

  • Hab 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
  • Dan 2:34–35 But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
  • Parables like the mustard seed and the yeast

What are we to do?

  1. Pray for the kingdom to come
  2. Spread the Kingdom
  3. Follow the King by living out Kingdom values
    • Love, justice, mercy.