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Kingdom christians 24 apr2016

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Message by Robin Liew on 24 Apr 2016 at SSMC, as Part 3 of Sermon Series on Kingdom of God

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Kingdom christians 24 apr2016

  1. 1. SSMC SUNGAI WAY-SUBANG METHODIST C H U R C H “#3 Kingdom Christians The Compelling Narrative and Grand Vision?” ROBIN LIEW | 23 APRIL 2016
  2. 2. Kingdom Christians A compelling narrative and grand vision ?
  3. 3. Introduction • A ‘break up’ letter. Lenin once said: “With a handful of dedicated people who will give me their lives, I will control the world.”
  4. 4. A compelling narrative and grand vision ?
  5. 5. 44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. 45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Matthew 13
  6. 6. • Definition of the Kingdom of God • How and why the Kingdom of God came ? • Where is the Kingdom of God ? • What is the Kingdom of God mandate ? • The compelling narrative and grand vision
  7. 7. "A kingdom is the sovereign rulership and governing influence of a king over his territory, impacting it with his will, his intent, and his purpose, manifesting a culture and society reflecting the king's nature, values, and morals. A kingdom is the governing impact of a king's will over a territory or domain, his influence over a people, and a government led by a king.“ Myles Munroe, The Kingdom of God DEFINITION : The Kingdom Of God
  8. 8. How and why the Kingdom of God came? • Col 1:20 and through him (JESUS) to reconcile to himself (The Father) all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. To RECONCILE ALL THINGS
  9. 9. • Eph 1:22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. To PLACE ALL THINGS UNDER How and why the Kingdom of God came?
  10. 10. Gospel of Salvation vs Gospel of the Kingdom Proclamation Evangelistic- salvation Emphasis - personal Future - eternal life Address the ‘’soul’’ Escape mentality Dualism -sacred/secular Transaction focus “sinner’s prayer” Winning the next “soul” Reach - Restore - Reproduce Beyond personal Eternal life ‘here and now’ Address the complete man Engagement Everything is important Relational Taking dominion
  11. 11. Where is the Kingdom of God ? Luke 17:20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.
  12. 12. • Matt 6:9 ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. ALIGNMENT and OBEDIENCE Where is the Kingdom of God ?
  13. 13. What is the Kingdom mandate ? • Luke 19: 11-26 v. 13 – Engage in business until I come (ESV) – 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.' (NIV) – Occupy till I come (KJV) – 'Do business with this until I come back.' (NASB) – 'Invest this for me while I am gone.' (NLT)
  14. 14. • Matt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. What is the Kingdom mandate ?
  15. 15. REACH RESTORE REPRODUCE
  16. 16. A compelling narrative and grand vision ?
  17. 17. We CHRISTIANS have a philosophy of life which no amount of money could buy. We have a cause to fight for, a definite purpose in life. We subordinate our petty personal selves into a great movement of humanity, and if our personal lives seem hard, or our egos appear to suffer through subordination to KING JESUS, then we are adequately compensated by the thought that each of us in his small way is contributing to something new and true and better for mankind.
  18. 18. There is one thing in which I am dead earnest and that is the KINGDOM OF GOD cause. It is my life, my business, my religion, my hobby, my sweetheart, my wife and mistress, my bread and meat. I work at it in the daytime and dream of it at night. Its hold on me grows, not lessens as time goes on.

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