Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 9, 2002
Scholar Gary North observes:
“The kingdom of God is like leaven. Christianity is the yeast, and it has a leavening effect on pagan, satanic cultures around it. It permeates the whole culture, causing it to rise. The bread which is produced by this leaven is the preferred bread. In ancient
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2002
FINDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD
"In ’A Confession,’ Leo Tolstoy relates how the drive toward goodness that moved him as a boy was erased by his experiences in society. Later in life, after overwhelming success as a writer, he nevertheless sank into a psychological paralysis brought on by his vision
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS LIKE A HOME
The father and son never could get along. The boy was constantly in trouble and the father was harsh in his attempts to correct him.
F: What have you done this time?
S: What difference does it make? You always take the other side no matter what I say.
Contributed by Howard Gunter on Mar 29, 2017
All human beings are equally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to lay down His life for us (John 3:16). The “world” obviously includes all ethnic groups.
I like to use the following illustration which works as well with
a) The kingdom of God is not a physical place, but it’s a spiritual realm. The kingdom of God is the place where God rules. If God rules your heart, then
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
: In his marvelous book, The Kingdom of God is a Party, Tony Campolo tells a story that illustrates how I believe the church must begin to live out our witness in the new millennium. Campolo was attending a Christian conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since there was a six-hour time differential
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
The kingdom of God does not exist because of your effort or mine. It exists because God reigns. Our part is to enter this kingdom and bring
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"If you want to work for the kingdom of God, and to bring it, and to enter it, there is just one condition to be accepted.
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 9, 2009
In its broadest connotation “the kingdom of God” indicates God’s kingship, rule, or sovereignty recognized in the hearts and operative in the lives of His people, and effecting their complete salvation, their constitution as a church, and ultimately a redeemed universe (William
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Mar 27, 2009
The kingdom of God is like a VW Beetle. It is one of the smallest cars you will ever see. It is not very comfortable or powerful. It is not very stylish or practical. It is very cheap and not impressive in any way. There is no status with owning one.
And yet, it is one of the most recognizable
Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 12, 2019
Try to imagine this. It is the year 1944 and Germany is at war with England.
Now suppose you have dual citizenship in both Germany and England and you are living in Germany. How will you be treated?
Conversely, suppose you have dual citizenship in both Germany and England and you are living in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Wherever a believer is, there is the Kingdom there is the witness to Christ there is the influence of Christ. The Kingdom of God is hidden in business, industry, the professions,
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 27, 2001
The National Defense Council Foundation evaluated 193 countries which will be conflict areas for 2002. As I looked over the nations listed, I couldn’t help but notice that they all held something in common. They have, either presently or at some time in their history, been resistant and even
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
Living Unaware of Our Vast Fortune
Come with me into West Texas during the Depression. Mr. Ira Yates was like many other ranchers and farmers. He had a lot of land, and a lot of debt. Mr. Yates wasn’t able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the principal and interest on the
WAITING TO BE ENJOYED
Dallas Willard tells of when the REA (Rural Electrification Administration) extended the electrical lines to his home in Missouri. He says, “When those lines came by our farm, a very different way of living presented itself. Our relationships to fundamental aspects of
Calvin on this point is instructive: Whatever title then men may hold, they are to be listened to only on the condition that they do not lead us away from obeying God. So we must examine all their traditions by the rule of the Word of God. We must obey princes and others who are in authority, but
On Thursday when I went to pick up my granddaughter from the Learning Center she is attending for the summer there was one of the kids balancing with arms outstretched on a skateboard without wheels and with one of those virtual reality visors on his head. He appeared to be having a blast –
The report has been given about a man in Beijing, China, who, at 82 years of age, suffered a devastating financial loss.
Mistrustful of banks, he had dug a hole in the ground 5 years earlier and deposited his life savings in it. When the man needed some cash, he dug up the money. To his