“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:44-46
Matthew 6:9-13 “Our Father Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven… Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, forever and ever. Amen.”
Believe, Repent, and Be Baptized
Mark 1:15, “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ He said, ‘The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!’”
John 3:5, “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.’”
Mark 16:16, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
- Jesus is Who He said He is,
- Who Jesus said we are: Lost Sinners
- Jesus did what He said He did: Died for our sins
No longer be the boss of our own life, but surrender to God as our Lord.
Be Born of Water and Spirit
To be baptized as Jesus was - in full immersion identifying publicly, as a child of God.
The Kingdom of God is Not:
A Religion or a Recreational Faith
Matthew 5:17-20, “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Here’s what we Must do to Advance the Kingdom:
Live IN the Kingdom
Joshua 1:8, “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
LIVE the Kingdom
Living the Kingdom simply means following Jesus -
- Being like Jesus
- Doing the kind of things that Jesus did when He walked this earth -
- Bringing the Kingdom of God into your world:
- your Home
- your Work
- your School
- your Marketplace
- Every Part of your Life
Matthew 13:45-46 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had, and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”
What is the kingdom worth?
It’s worth everything; All that we Are, and All that we Have
“Your Kingdom Come Your Will Be Done on Earth As It Is In Heaven”
Father, I ask You to come into my life.
I believe Jesus paid the penalty for my sins.
I confess my sins to You,
and I accept Your forgiveness,
I totally commit my life to You.
In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen