The Coming of the Kingdom of God
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Luke`s Biography of Jesus - The Coming of the Kingdom of God
Make the kingdom of God our first priority. Jesus says seek first the kingdom of God, and everything else will be given to you. What is God's kingdom? What is it we are supposed to be seeking? It's a lot of things, but for starters it includes things like people being freed from guilt through the forgiveness that Jesus brings. People who are far from God and other people being reconciled through Jesus. People in economic hardships being liberated. In our own lives God's kingdom means experiencing his love in real ways and becoming more like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. Now if those are the things we are striving for, if those things are our first priority, we don't have to worry. It's not that we won't encounter hardships, we will. But if our first priority is being part of what God is doing in our world and in our lives, we don't have to worry about the hardships, because God is going to get his kingdom done in us and in the world no matter what. Because one of the cool things about God is, he's God! He's omnipotent. And omnipotent is a really good thing to have on your side. It's the ultimate ?my dad's bigger than your dad? deal. Our dad and his kingdom are bigger than all our worries put together. The whole Bible is one long book about what God wants to do in the world and in our lives. It's a great book, I highly recommend it. But it is a little long and I know some of you maybe haven't finished it yet. So let me tell you how it ends: We win. We win.

By: Scott Dudley
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The Coming of the Kingdom of God

Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, he answered them, "The Kingdom of God doesn't come with observation; neither will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look, there!' for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you."
He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them, for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all. It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. Let him who is in the field likewise not turn back. Remember Lot's wife! Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it. I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. The one will be taken, and the other will be left. There will be two grinding grain together. One will be taken, and the other will be left."
They answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?"
He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."

Luke 17:20-37
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