The Kingdom of God
This Sunday we will be focusing on parables about the Kingdom of God from Mark 4:21-34. Here is a great quote about the kingdom of God from John Frame.
The kingdom of God, long awaited, has come in Christ (Matt 3:2; 4:17; 12:28).
The gospel is the gospel of the kingdom (Matt 4:23;9:35;10:7)
The Sermon the Mount teaches the ethic of the kingdom. (Matt 5:3, 10, 19, 20; 6:33)
The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer of the kingdom. (Matt 6:10)
The parables present the mysteries of the kingdom (Matt 13:11)
The church has the keys of the kingdom (Matt 16:19; 18:18). The Kingdom of God has come. Christ the king has been raised to God’s right hand, where he has authority over all things (Matt 28:18).
(John Frame, The Doctrine of the Christian Life. P&R publishers. P.278)