This week we are starting a new series at church focusing on the Kingdom of God. If you notice Jesus talks a lot about God’s Kingdom but not much about the church. So the Kingdom is something we had better explore, understand, and even more importantly experience. But at times the Kingdom can seem mysterious. Jesus’ parables about it reveal and also conceal at the same time.
So over the next few weeks I’m going to blog about some of my thoughts about God’s Kingdom. I’m going to post some thoughts on my favorite parables, points, and pictures of God’s Kingdom. But I’d love to also start a discussion with you. To tackle some of the thoughts, questions, and wonderings you might have about God’s Kingdom.
So my question for you is this: what questions about the Kingdom do you have? What parables do you love? What parables do you not get and would love some discussion on?
Let me know and I’ll blog about it for the next few weeks.
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Our small group is discussing what determines our entry into heaven. What Kingdom principles apply to the question: who goes to heaven?
That’s a great question. Like a really good question. I think for me there are two parables of Jesus that really talk about that. The great Banquet parable in Luke 14:16-24 and the parable of the tenants in Matthew 20:1-16. The interesting thing about both these parables is how inclusive the Kingdom is, but how people still self-select out of it.
Which means that God’s Kingdom is open to all people. That he makes a point of inviting people into it – people we wouldn’t think should be there. But many people choose not be a part of it. They “self-select out” meaning they could be there but choose not too. And I’ll also be preaching I think on those two parables in 2 weeks