11: The Kingdom of God – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : His subjects are the poor in spirit, the meek, and the persecuted. It is here that this work is to be accomplished for us, here that our bodies and spirits are to be fitted for immortality [Lesson Plan for The Kingdom of God June 8, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Kingdom of God Already, Not Yet
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From Old to New

Jesus came proclaiming the kingdom of God. In His first public proclamation at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-21) Jesus affirmed that through Him that day Isaiah’s Messianic prophecy of the kingdom and its redeeming ministry had been inaugurated. Luke records another saying that attests the kingdom’s present reality. Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom would come, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Characteristics of the Kingdom of God: Part 2
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A Treasure Chest

What do the following texts teach us about what citizenship in the kingdom of God is about? Luke 18:16-30; Luke 12:31-33; Luke 9:59-62 Entry into the kingdom of God is not dependent on one’s status or position, or one’s riches or the lack thereof. Luke, along with other Gospel writers, points out that one must come to … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Characteristics of the Kingdom of God: Part 1
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New Jerusalem

The Gospels are replete with references to the kingdom of God, all cumulatively testifying that a new order has been inaugurated in and through Jesus. What does Luke 11:2 say about the kingdom of God? Whose kingdom is it, and why is that so important? To say that this kingdom is God’s is not just … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Kingdom of God
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 11:2; Luke 1:32-33; Luke 18:16-30; Luke 17:23-24; Rev. 21:1-3; Luke 21:34-36. Memory Text: They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God (Luke 13:29, NKJV). The kingdom of God is a major theme and a … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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All My Heart

Who has the heart? With whom are our thoughts? Of whom do we love to converse? Who has our warmest affections and our best energies? If we are Christ’s, our thoughts are with Him, and our sweetest thoughts are of Him. All we have and are is consecrated to Him. We long to bear His … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Be a Servant Leader
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Elijah at Mt Carmel

Read Luke 22:24-27. Even as the disciples were preparing for the Last Supper, they were arguing about who among them would be the greatest in the kingdom. How does Jesus respond to their foolishness, and what is so revolutionary about His reply? Jesus’ answer is unique in the history of leadership. Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, Julius … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Following Jesus in Everyday Life
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Following Jesus in Everyday Life” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV … [Click to read more …]