References to: kingdom of God

Your Invitation to the Kingdom of God

Everyone has some concept of right and wrong, and everyone has done something wrong even by his or her own definition. “To err is human,” says a common proverb. Everyone has betrayed a friend, broken a promise or hurt someone’s feelings. Everyone has experienced the feeling of guilt.

People therefore want God to stay away from them. They know they cannot stand before God with a clear conscience. They know they should obey him, and they also know that they have not. They are ashamed and guilty.

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Neil Earle
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Embassies and Embassies

Joseph Tkach

Embassies and Embassies

An embassy is an outpost of the home country, and tries to make a positive impression, regardless of conditions at home.

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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I recently visited Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. I am always impressed by a national capital.

A capital is where a nation makes a special effort to put its best foot forward. The imposing buildings on Parliament Hill symbolize Canada’s history and its traditions of democracy. On display there are Canada’s national treasures, along with statues and portraits of the men and women whose vision and courage helped make Canada what it is today.

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Kingdom of God

Joseph Tkach

Kingdom of God

The kingdom of God cannot be studied with microscopes and calipers. The only way to know about this kingdom is by God’s own revelation.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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One of our most popular articles is The Present and Future Kingdom of God.

As children, many of us played a game called 20 Questions, and usually the first question would be, “Is it animal, vegetable or mineral?”

That was because, in days long ago, the natural world was classified as animal, vegetable, or mineral. As research and microscopic technology advanced, of course, this simple classification changed.

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More Parables of the Kingdom

Matthew 13 is the largest collection of parables that are specifically said to be about the kingdom of God. But Matthew has five additional parables describing the kingdom of God, and Mark has another. A brief analysis of these parables will show that Jesus did not describe the kingdom as an ideal age after his return. Rather, he described the kingdom as an age leading up to the final judgment.

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Matthew 13: Parables of the Kingdom

We need to make sure that our description of the kingdom is compatible with the description Jesus gave. Jesus often preached about the kingdom of God—but what did he say about it? Did he describe peace and prosperity, health and wealth, law and order? Did he get into details of governmental organization?

No, we do not need to know those things. The most important thing we need to know about the kingdom is how we get there in the first place—and when Jesus described the kingdom, that is what he talked about.

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Michael Morrison
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The Present and Future Kingdom of God

“Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” John the Baptist and Jesus proclaimed the nearness of God’s kingdom (Matthew 3:2; 4:17; Mark 1:15). A literal translation is “has come near.” The long-awaited rule of God was near. This message was called the gospel, the good news. Thousands of people were glad to hear this, and many responded to this message of John and Jesus.

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Michael Morrison
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