3 kingdom of god

401 views
221 views

Published on

Published in: Spiritual
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
401
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
10
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • If we think of Kingdom of God as CHURCH ONLY - … If we think DICHOTIMIZE KOG = God’s presence in our life, every time, every place, every thing Mt. 4:23; 9:35 – Jesus in His every moves, anywhere, any time. God confronting every need of people, spiritual or physical. KINGDOM PRESENCE If you feed the poor, visit the prisoners, etc… Kingdom’s presence is there. James 1:27 Civil religion – Change the world, physical change only, manipulate, enslave people KOG – liberates, freedom from sin, righteousness of God in his heart. To enrich oneself. Tower of Babel – Kingdom Presence -
  • 3 kingdom of god

    1. 1. iHELP Training Program foriHELP Training Program for Coordinators & VolunteersCoordinators & Volunteers DSWD in partnership PCEC
    2. 2. The KingdomThe Kingdom of Godof God
    3. 3. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence •The gospels bear witness to theThe gospels bear witness to the fact that “Jesus went everywherefact that “Jesus went everywhere preaching the good news of thepreaching the good news of the Kingdom of God”Kingdom of God” (cf. Matthew 4:23; 9:35).(cf. Matthew 4:23; 9:35).
    4. 4. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • In Jesus’ feeding of the fiveIn Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand, He showed that thethousand, He showed that the Kingdom is a perfecter ofKingdom is a perfecter of creation; the new order of lifecreation; the new order of life under Kingdom rule is meant tounder Kingdom rule is meant to confront human need in all itsconfront human need in all its dimensions.dimensions.
    5. 5. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • Jesus rewards those who feed theJesus rewards those who feed the hungry, clothe the naked, andhungry, clothe the naked, and visit the imprisoned.visit the imprisoned.
    6. 6. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • James says that those who keepJames says that those who keep the Royal Law are those who carethe Royal Law are those who care for the needs of brothers andfor the needs of brothers and sisters in the faith.sisters in the faith.
    7. 7. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • ““Religion that God our FatherReligion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless isaccepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans andthis: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and towidows in their distress and to keep oneself from being pollutedkeep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).by the world” (James 1:27).
    8. 8. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • What contrast to a civil religionWhat contrast to a civil religion which wraps itself in patriotism,which wraps itself in patriotism, and the kingdom of God:and the kingdom of God:  to manipulate rather than toto manipulate rather than to liberate,liberate,  to enslave rather than toto enslave rather than to empower,empower,  and to enrich oneself rather thanand to enrich oneself rather than to manifest generosity to all whomto manifest generosity to all whom it reaches.it reaches.
    9. 9. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • In Bible history, Babylon is aIn Bible history, Babylon is a political structure, Jerusalem is apolitical structure, Jerusalem is a kingdom presence.kingdom presence.
    10. 10. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • People then, built aPeople then, built a “tower that reaches to“tower that reaches to the heavens” (Gen.the heavens” (Gen. 11:4), but Jerusalem is11:4), but Jerusalem is “built like a city that is“built like a city that is closely compactedclosely compacted together” (Psalm 122:3).together” (Psalm 122:3).
    11. 11. The Kingdom PresenceThe Kingdom Presence • As such Jerusalem is a redemptiveAs such Jerusalem is a redemptive community actively present incommunity actively present in society to initiate and empowersociety to initiate and empower spiritual and social change.spiritual and social change.
    12. 12. The Kingdom PrincipleThe Kingdom Principle • The church is God’s redeemedThe church is God’s redeemed people expressing themselves aspeople expressing themselves as God’s active rule on earth.God’s active rule on earth. • Rather than erecting cities forRather than erecting cities for fame and security, the church isfame and security, the church is actively creating communities ofactively creating communities of reconciliation, restoration andreconciliation, restoration and renewal.renewal.
    13. 13. The Kingdom PrincipleThe Kingdom Principle • The Kingdom of God, therefore, isThe Kingdom of God, therefore, is not a place. It is active, a happeningnot a place. It is active, a happening – it is what God is doing!– it is what God is doing! • It is that place where:It is that place where: the sick are healed,the sick are healed, the sinner is forgiven,the sinner is forgiven, the saint is restored.the saint is restored.
    14. 14. The Kingdom PrincipleThe Kingdom Principle • Development is really anDevelopment is really an extension of the rule of God in theextension of the rule of God in the affairs of men… wheneveraffairs of men… whenever genuine human development isgenuine human development is taking place it is a reflection oftaking place it is a reflection of God’s own creative andGod’s own creative and re-creative rule in history.re-creative rule in history.
    15. 15. The Kingdom PrincipleThe Kingdom Principle • The Kingdom of God isThe Kingdom of God is “God’s active rule leading to“God’s active rule leading to man’s salvation andman’s salvation and restoration of the createdrestoration of the created order.”order.”
    16. 16. How KingdomHow Kingdom buildingbuilding differs fromdiffers from City building!City building!
    17. 17. Kingdom buildingKingdom building City buildingCity building Kingdom-builderKingdom-builder emphasizes theemphasizes the dignity and worthdignity and worth of the individualof the individual person. Magnifiesperson. Magnifies the glory of God.the glory of God. City-buildersCity-builders magnify themagnify the glory of man.glory of man.
    18. 18. Kingdom buildingKingdom building City buildingCity building In the Kingdom,In the Kingdom, the values arethe values are placed uponplaced upon communitycommunity responsibility andresponsibility and mutual sharing.mutual sharing. In the city, menIn the city, men hoard andhoard and accumulate.accumulate.
    19. 19. Kingdom buildingKingdom building City buildingCity building Kingdom-builderKingdom-builder assists the peopleassists the people in managing andin managing and controlling theircontrolling their environment.environment. City-builderCity-builder attempts to useattempts to use its power toits power to subjugate andsubjugate and control people.control people.
    20. 20. Kingdom buildingKingdom building City buildingCity building God’s KingdomGod’s Kingdom presence impartspresence imparts life and hope.life and hope. The city of manThe city of man ends in deathends in death and despair.and despair.
    21. 21. As the new Jerusalem descendedAs the new Jerusalem descended from heaven, flashing withfrom heaven, flashing with consummate beauty, the apostleconsummate beauty, the apostle John heard a load voice from theJohn heard a load voice from the throne:throne: (Revelation 21:3-4)(Revelation 21:3-4)
    22. 22. ““Now the dwelling of God is withNow the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.men, and He will live with them. They will be His people. And GodThey will be His people. And God Himself will be with them and beHimself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every teartheir God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be nofrom their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning, or crying,more death or mourning, or crying, or pain,or pain, For the old order of thingsFor the old order of things has passed away”has passed away”
    23. 23. The Kingdom PeopleThe Kingdom People • Having ears to hear, the ChurchHaving ears to hear, the Church responds. But not only with,responds. But not only with, “Amen, even so come quickly,“Amen, even so come quickly, Lord Jesus”…Lord Jesus”… • It also responds by allowing itselfIt also responds by allowing itself to become God’s Kingdomto become God’s Kingdom presence in a broken andpresence in a broken and shattered world.shattered world.
    24. 24. The Kingdom PeopleThe Kingdom People • As we hear and obey, we becomeAs we hear and obey, we become that “city on a hill that cannot bethat “city on a hill that cannot be hidden”… the very light of thehidden”… the very light of the world.world.
    25. 25. Questions to ponderQuestions to ponder Task for Discussion: Group in 5 personsTask for Discussion: Group in 5 persons 1.1.What resonates your thinking aboutWhat resonates your thinking about this development?this development? 2.2.What adjustments are you nowWhat adjustments are you now thinking that might be helpful tothinking that might be helpful to implement the program in your area?implement the program in your area?
    26. 26. iHELP Training Program foriHELP Training Program for Coordinators & VolunteersCoordinators & Volunteers DSWD in partnership PCEC

    ×