Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
John Hess Yoder writes in Leadership magazine:
While serving as a missionary in Laos, I discovered an illustration of the kingdom of God. Before the colonialists imposed national boundaries, the kings of Laos and Vietnam reached an agreement on taxation in the border areas. Those who ate
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM
Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the “God and Country” merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers, and did what he had to do get that badge.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 14, 2011
PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM
Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the "God and Country" merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers and did what he had to do get that badge.
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 10, 2011
America’s economic health is partly dependent upon infrastructure: speedy roads, bridges, trains, electrical capacity, usable water, high speed internet, trained or skilled workers, etc.
Healthy churches are foundational to getting God’s work done: they support the
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 29, 2009
KEYS TO THE KINGDOM?
At a former church, the day I started my job as an associate pastor I was given a set of keys to the church by one of the Trustees, Bill. Bill told me, "Peter, these are not all the keys to the church, we are only giving you four keys: One key to the church building, one key
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 Owen Bourgaize on Jan 23, 2007
WORK IN GOD’S KINGDOM
John Stott tells a joke against his vocation: a clefgyman is the last person in the world to write about work. For, as everybody knows, he has not done an honest day’s work in his life. As the old saying goes, he is ‘six days invisible and one day incomprehensible!’
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.
The animal kingdom is fascinating to observe. There is fierce competition that exists within various species. For example, the wild Dogs of Africa are competitive for their mates. In a documentary one pack of dogs revealed this struggle for dominance. The male dog had two
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Richard Francis on May 19, 2007
Jesus is saying this is how my kingdom will come
Consider the meaning here:
The kingdom starts from a small beginning, the leaven is small but it changes the whole, the death of one man in the overall sea of humanity is small, but it changes everything
The kingdom works unseen, you cannot see
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2010
SHOES PAVE THE WAY TO THE KINGDOM
Because Vance is an African American living in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood, he stands out. But what really sets Vance apart is that he is a servant-hearted father who cares not only for his own kids, but also for the many other kids who play in the
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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
HARDSHIPS FURTHER HIS KINGDOM
Bill Hybels' The Power of a Whisper (p.110-111):
"Don't ever buy into the idea that everything God prompts His followers to do will be uncomplicated or low-cost. Sometimes God asks His children to carry heavy loads, as He did with the apostle Paul. But
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 7, 2013
THE KINGDOM OF JESUS MARCHES ON
David Guzik: "The eternal King who rules over the souls of men is mightier than an external foe with powerful armies. Rome is gone, Napoleon
Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Mar 2, 2013
WAITING FOR KINGDOM BENEFITS
My wife and I live in a suburban neighborhood and moved in eleven years ago. I did not spend much time in my garden because there were no trees against the fence and my neighbors could look right into the property.
I went to the nursery and bought some trees. They
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