Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator
This weekend we began our ten week journey through a series called, “Thy Kingdom Come.” This is going to be huge for Central, so I hope you’ve made the commitment to join us for this series!
In this first week, Cal talked about how the idea of kingdoms and kingship is foreign to us. Most of us know all we do about kingdoms from Disney or Monty Python, but fail to grasp what kingdoms are truly like – and that’s a problem. The Bible is full of references to the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven, so if we don’t understand what a kingdom is like, we will fail to understand a major message communicated throughout God’s Word!
Throughout this journey we will begin to understand better what the Kingdom of God is all about. Are you ready?
Verses and quotes from the message:
1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Psalm 103:19; Psalm 45:6a; Psalm 145:13; Matthew 3:1-2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 4:23; Luke 17:21; Matthew 6:33; Colossians 1:13; Mark 4:11-12; John 18:36
“During the past sixteen years I can recollect only two occasions on which I have heard sermons specifically devoted to the theme of the Kingdom of God…. I find this silence rather surprising because it is universally agreed by New Testament scholars that the central theme of the teaching of Jesus was the Kingdom of God.” Dr. I. Howard Marshall of the University of Aberdeen
“The Kingdom of God is basically the rule of God. It is God’s reign, the divine sovereignty in action. God’s reign, however, is manifested in several realms, and the Gospels speak of entering into the Kingdom of God both today and tomorrow. God’s reign manifests itself both in the future and in the present and thereby creates both a future realm and a present realm in which man may experience the blessings of His reign.” Oswald Smith
“It gives me a deep, comforting sense that ‘things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.’” Helen Keller
Big Idea: Appreciation begins with awareness
Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective
Only King Forever – Elevation Worship
Lord I Need You – Kristian Stanfill
Holy Spirit – Jesus Culture
Glory – Phil Wickham