• Who likes the world just the way it is?
• Who thinks the world needs to change?
• If changing the world meant losing part of
what you like would you do it?
What is a Kingdom?
• Think about this in real life...
• Is it a country?
• Is it an organization?
• Is it a company?
• I believe a Kingdom is an authoritative
movement that is not limited to geography
It’s like Britain
Small island, powerful authority. Took over most of the known world. Did things in the
name of the King. Had the might to back it up. Bigger than a country.
What is God’s Kingdom?
• Peace: No more chaos. Complete unity
• Justice: Free from sin, bondage, and slavery
• Freedom: Become who you can be
• Authority: Convert words into action
• Power: Gain access to God
• Reality: It is right here, right now
Where? How do I join?
• It’s not something you can buy Luke 6:20
• It’s something for the innocent Mark 10:15
• It’s not something that comes easily Mark 10:25
• It’s going to require effort Luke 9:62
• It’s not a spectator sport Luke 17:20
• It’s right near you Mark 12:34
• It’s within your grasp Mark 1:15
Within Your Grasp
Have the kids reach out their hand and grab. That’s how close the Kingdom of God is from
you. If you ever wonder where God is, he is right in front of your face.
Do You Want It?
Do you want this peace and power? Here’s a secret... The Kingdom of God...
You must be the change
you wish to see in the world
What does that mean? What does that take? I’ll show you. You may have heard the phrase
blood, sweat and tears...
Blood Sweat Tears
Tears Sweat Blood
Every time you hear this phrase I want you to reverse the word in your head!
These words represent outward expressions, physical outcomes of what is inside!
Tears are outward expression of emotion. If you can’t see the pain in the world. If you don’t
think anything has to change. If you can’t experience the hurt of a person, or a nation. Then
you are not close enough. You need to go on a missions trip and get out of your comfort
What is sweat the representation of? Persistence. Worry. Not doing something for a little
while and taking a break. Enduring the heat, exerting yourself. The kingdom needs people
who are willing to give of their time and energy until your pores open up and sweat comes
What is blood the expression of? Injury, vulnerability, and ﬁght. Ultimately the Kingdom
comes through the willingness to endure for what you believe. It’s a battle but not an earthly
one. Ephesisans 6:12
No pressure, but here’s the mindtrip... Jesus came here and showed us the vision of the
kingdom. It’s our responsibility to carry it out. Its a challenge I leave with you. If you want
to take the next step, write your name on this card and circle something you are interested in