Kingdom Come

Psalm 102, Matthew 6:9–13, Matthew 13:24–33, John 13:1–17

“Kingdom work” and “Work of the Kingdom”

Often these two phrases are used when people are (rightly) trying to teach people that they can bring people to God and can be people of God at work. This is a good thing. However, there is usually a problem with this, it is an attempt to see seeding the temporal so that the crop can be reaped in the everlasting world. This is true, but it is a partial truth.

 Your kingdom come
      Your will be done 
      on earth as in heaven

…on earth. We are not planting seeds for only the life everlasting, but the life today. It is often hard work, and we often cannot see the growth.

Whether it be war, violence, disease, death, politics, selfishness, and so on, these are all things, events, realities that need the Kingdom on earth now, not later in Heaven.

There is a world out there, my friends, that needs YOU. This is not about me, your spouse, your children, your friends, the church. This is about YOU bringing the Kingdom. How, you say?

“Jesus is the one who does for me what I would never do for somebody else…and then he calls me to do for others what I would not have done for them apart from Him and His spirit.” —Rafael Rodriguez

1) How can YOU make God’s Kingdom and Will present here on earth?

2) How does Rafael Rodriguez’s words fit into bringing the Kingdom?

3) What is one thing YOU will do TODAY to bring the Kingdom?

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.