The Nature of the Kingdom of God, June 1, 2008

The Nature of the Kingdom of God
Acts 1:1-3

The nature is both present and future – The Kingdom of God is both now and in the future

It’s Imperative
– not to be taken lightly
– Jesus said to forgive others just as God forgave us and He gives us the power to forgive
– Kingdom of God is in our midst (Rom. 14:17)

The nature is spiritual and manifest in us as Christians (1 Cor. 2:4-5)
– be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18)
– people being taught of being filled with the Spirit (Acts 19)

The nature is Social and Corporate – not individualistic (1 Cor. 12:7)
– yes, you can get things for your spiritual growth from tv, radio, and the internet, but the body of Christ can’t benefit from you if you’re not also involved in your local church.
– Rom. 12:5-21