KINGDOM - CHURCH By HAROLD HARSTVEDT CHURCH - KINGDOM KINGDOM - king - realm - reign - royalty - rule - sovereign CHURCH - called out - assembly - congregation WHAT WILL GOD SET UP? DANIEL 2:44 44 In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed. The kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms. It shall stand forever. DANIEL 4:2-3 2 I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. 3 How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation. WHAT DID GOD GIVE TO HIS SON? DANIEL 7:13-14 13 I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. 14 To Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom: that all peoples, nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed. WHERE WILL THE LORD BE KING? ZECHARIAH 14:9 9 The LORD shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be--"The LORD is one," and His name one. LUKE 1:33 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever. And of His kingdom there will be no end. WHAT DID JOHN THE BAPTIST PREACH? MATTHEW 3:1-2 1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 Saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! LUKE 3:2-3 2 While Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 John went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, WHAT DID JESUS PREACH? MARK 1:14-15 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 Saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. MATTHEW 4:17 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. MATTHEW 4:23 23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom; healing every disease and sickness among the people. WHAT DID JESUS PREACH? LUKE 4:43 43 Jesus said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent. MATTHEW 9:35 35 Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. LUKE 8:1 1 Jesus went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him. WHAT DID THE TWELVE PREACH? LUKE 9:1-2 1 Jesus called the Twelve and gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 He sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. MATTHEW 10:5-7 5 Jesus sent out the Twelve and commanded them, saying: Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 As you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. DID JESUS TEACH HIS DISCIPLES TO PRAY? MATTHEW 6:9-13 9 In this manner, pray: our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. DID JESUS TEACH HIS DISCIPLES TO PRAY? LUKE 11:2-4 2 Jesus said, When you pray, say: our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO PETER? MATTHEW 16:13-20 15 Jesus said to them, But who do you say that I am? 16 Simon Peter said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 Jesus said to him, Blessed are you, Simon BarJonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. WHO WOULD SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD? MATTHEW 16:28 28 Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. MARK 9:1 1 Jesus said to them, Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power. LUKE 9:27 27 I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God. WHAT WILL THEY PREACH? MATTHEW 24:14 14 This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (MARK 13:10) AFTER JOHN, WHAT WAS TO BE PREACHED? LUKE 16:16 16 The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. WHAT DID THE PHARISEES ASK JESUS? LUKE 17:20-21 20 When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 Nor will they say, See here! Or See there! For indeed the kingdom of God is within you. WHAT IS THE LORD’S PASSOVER? LUKE 22:15-20 15 Jesus said to them, With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 For I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17 Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and said, Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes. WHAT IS THE LORD’S PASSOVER? LUKE 22:15-20 19 He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. 20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. WHAT IS THE LORD’S PASSOVER? MATTHEW 26:26-29 26 As they were eating Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is My body. 27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom. WHAT IS THE LORD’S PASSOVER? MARK 14:22-25 22 As they were eating Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, Take, eat; this is My body. 23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 He said to them, This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. 25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God. WHAT IS THE LORD’S PASSOVER IN THE CHURCH? 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-29 23 I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 When He had given thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. 25 He also took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. WHAT IS THE LORD’S PASSOVER IN THE CHURCH? 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-29 27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. IS JESUS A KING? JOHN 18:36-37 36 Jesus said to Pilate My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here. 37 Pilate said to Him, Are You a king then? Jesus answered You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. WHAT DID JESUS TELL HIS DISCIPLES TO DO? MATTHEW 28:18-20 18 Jesus said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. WHAT DID JESUS TELL HIS DISCIPLES TO DO? MARK 16:15-16 15 Jesus said to them, Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. HOW IS A MAN BORN AGAIN? JOHN 3:1-8 1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him. 3 Jesus said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born? WHY MUST A MAN BE BORN AGAIN? JOHN 3:1-8 5 Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again. 8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. WHAT DID PETER TELL THE JEWS TO DO? ACTS 2:36-47 36 Let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 When they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Peter said, Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. WHO WAS BAPTIZED? ACTS 2:36-47 40 With many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation. 41 Those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 They continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. WHO DID THE LORD ADD TO THE CHURCH? ACTS 2:36-47 44 All who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 They sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. WHAT DID PHILIP PREACH? ACTS 8:12 12 They believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, and both men and women were baptized. WHAT DID PAUL PREACH? ACTS 19:8 8 Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. WHAT WERE THE ELDERS TO OVERSEE? ACTS 20:25-28 25 Indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. WHAT WAS PAUL PREACHING? ACTS 28:30-31 30 Paul dwelt two years in his own rented house and received all who came to him, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him. WHAT DID PAUL TEACH IN EVERY CHURCH? 1 CORINTHIANS 4:17-20 17 I have sent Timothy to you, my beloved and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church. 18 Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly if the Lord wills. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. WHAT IS JESUS HEAD OVER? EPHESIANS 1:22-23 22 God put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 Which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. WHAT DID GOD CONVEY US INTO? COLOSSIANS 1:12-14 12 Give thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. WHAT DID GOD CALL US INTO? 1 THESSALONIANS 2:10-12 10 You are witnesses and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe; 11 You know how we exhorted, comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, 12 That you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. WHAT KINGDOM WILL YOU ENTER? 2 PETER 1:10-11 10 Brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. WHAT WILL JESUS DELIVER TO HIS FATHER? 1 CORINTHIANS 15:24 24 When the end comes, Jesus will deliver the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.