Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Kingdom of God - It Matters
As I transition from my first sermon series (Matthew 1-4: "The Return of the King") at Cornerstone Church to the next one on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), I decided to spend one Sunday looking at a Begining to End, Genesis to Revelation survey with regard to the Kingdom of God.
Here's the link: "The King and His Kingdom: A Biblical Theology of the Kingdom of God."
As well as the 2 messages before that I haven't posted yet:
Matthew 4:12-25 "A Kingdom Invasion"
Matthew 3:13-4:11: "A Coronation, a Commission, and a Contest"
In addition, here are some helpful articles I used in preparation for the "King and His Kingdom" sermon (I do not necessarily believe everything they espouse, but they are well-written and helpful in forming my own conclusions):
F.F. Bruce (4 pages): http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/eq/kingdom_bruce.pdf
G.R. Beasley-Murray (6 pages): http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/bq/32_beasley-murray.pdf
The Kingdom of God in the OT (Martin Selman): http://188.8.131.52//tynbul/library/TynBull_1989B_40_01_Selman_KingdomOfGodInOT.pdf
David Naugle gives a good short summary: http://www.colsoncenter.org/the-center/columns/indepth/15062-jesus-christ-and-the-kingdom-of-god
Sam Storms has a 2-part discussion on the kingdom: http://www.enjoyinggodministries.com/article/the-kingdom-of-god-already-but-not-yet-part-i/ and http://www.enjoyinggodministries.com/article/the-kingdom-of-god-already-but-not-yet-part-ii/
And finally, I had the privilege to lead a baptism service this past Sunday. 2 young men told the world that they have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior of their sins and Lord of their life. Hallelujah! (one picture provided from the service).