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THE KINGDOM OF GOD

                Lk 19-16,17

 

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I) THE ELUSIVE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (RIGHTEOUS CONCEIT)

        A) KINGDOM HIDDEN FROM THE WORLD  Mat 11-25 

                    1) God Hides From Manís Ignorance 

a                        a) God hides from those who are not looking for Him  verses

                                    Lk 16,19-31        Jn 15,22-25          Jm 2-5

                                    Jn 1-10                Act 7,55-60          2Pet 3-4,5

                                         2-10                       17,22-29        Lk 2,1-20,40-52

b                        b) God hides from those who are looking for Him  verses

                                    Lk 11-29             Jn 2,18-21         Rev 6,15-17

                                         17-20                  6,26-36         Lk 8-10

                                         18,35-43        Mat 5,3-12

c                        c) God denies His kingdom to those who cannot find Him  verses

                                    Mat 8-11,12         Jn 7,33-36         Jn 8,21-24

                    2) God Hides From The Mind Of Man 

d                         a) He hides behind manís intellect  verses

                                    Mat 11,25-27         Rom 1,18-20,24,28        1Cor 2,6-8,14

                                    Mk 10-14,15          1Cor 1,18-29                   1Tim 6-20,21

                                    Lk 10-21                 Jn 7,25-30                        2Pet 1-8,9

e                         b) He hides the truth from manís understanding  verses

                                    Jn 4,7-19           Jn 14-9           Rev 2-17

                                         9,39-41         Eph 4-18        Lk 1-65,66

f                          c) He hides behind manís slowness of heart  verses

                                    Mat 13,11-15         Jn 8,44-47         Act 28,24-29

                                    Lk 24-25,26,45           12,27-43

g                         d) He denies His kingdom to manís stubborn will  verses

                                    Lk 14,16-24         Act 28-22         Rom 11-24,25

                                         19,41-44         Lk 7,18-21        1Cor 10,1-5

                    3) God Hides His Divinity From Manís Corruption

h                        a) He hides behind the veil  verses

                                    Mat 26-63,64         Jn 1-18,31-34          2Cor 4-3,4

                                    Mk 4-11,12             Rev 15-8                  Mat 27-50,51

                                    Lk 23,35-43            2Cor 3,14-16

i                         b) The kingdom of God is from another realm  verses

                                    Lk 13-28              2Tim 4-1,18         Rev 14-11

                                    Jn 18-36,37         Heb 12,18-24              21-1,2,7,8

                                    1Tim 1-17            Jn 3,1-8                Jn 15,18-25

                    4) God Hides From Sin

j                          a) He hides behind disobedience  verses

                                    Lk 15,11-24             Gal 5,19-21         Heb 3,15-19

                                    Jn 14,16-24             Eph 5-5                1Jn 3-6

                                    2Cor 11,12-15        2Tim 3,1-7

k                         b) He hides behind unbelief  verses

                                    Rom 9,11-23         2Pet 1-9,10         Rev 10-1

                                    Heb 6,4-8

 

 

 

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Kingdom Of God -- Kingdom Hidden From the World    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                  5) The church is hidden from the world  verses

                                Lk 17-21            Col 3-3,4         1Jn 3-1

                                Jn 17,9-23         1Pet 3-3,4       Lk 23,50-56

                                Act 1,1-5            Tit 2-14

        B) DO NOT GIVE WHAT IS HOLY TO DOGS  Mat 7-6

                 1) God Does Not Entrust His Treasures To Dogs

b                        a) God retrieves his treasures when sheep revert to dogs  verses

                                    Mat 7-6                 Rom 11,17-22         2Pet 2,20-22

                                           21-43,44        Heb 6,4-8                Rev 2-5

                                    Lk 16,1-13                    10-26,29                 3,15-17

                                    Act 8,25-27

c                        b) Do not invest yourself in dogs  verses

                                    Mat 5-13         Act 16-6,7         Heb 2-16

                                           11,20-24         22-21

d                        c) Do not give to dogs who will not receive you  verses

                                    Mat 10,12-15         Act 18-5,6           Jm 2,5-7

                                    Lk 10-10,11                  19,8-10         1Jn 4-6

e                        d) If you are unfaithful, God wonít bother with you  verses

                                    Mat 9-16,17         Jm 1,6-8         Jm 4-3

                                    Mk 2-21,22

f                         e) Do not recognize dogs  verses

                                    Jn 17-9         1Cor 14-37,38         2Cor 5-16

                    2) God Shares No Intimacy With Dogs

g                        a) God does not speak to dogs  verses

                                    Mat 13,10-17         Mat 27,12-14          Jn 19-9

                                            21-27              Mk 11,27-33           Act 13,44-48

                                            26-62,63         Lk 6-27                   Lk 23-8,9

h                        b) God does not let dogs in His house  verses

                                    Mat 22,11-14         Jn 7,33-36         Rom 10,19-21

                                    Mk 5,37-40                 8,21-24          Heb 3,7-19

                                    Lk 13,24-28

i                         c) Do not fellowship with dogs  verses

                                    1Cor 5-13         2Cor 6,14-18         Tit 3-15

                    3) Give To Him Who Has  Lk 8-18

j                          a) Take from him who does not have  verses

                                    Mat 13-12         Mat 25-28,29         Lk 16-11,12

                                    Mk 4-25            Lk 8-18                         19,20-26

k                         b) Whoever has shall more be given  verses

                                    Lk 9-1                  Act 12,5-12         Eph 1-15,16

                                         16-10                     16-14            1Jn 2-21

                                    2Cor 9,8-11        1The 4-1              Lk 19,15-19

                                    Mat 25,14-23

        C) CONCEIT (Factions: Exalting Self by Shunning Others)  Gal 4-17

                    1) Thinking You Are Superior To Others

l                          a) Treating people with contempt  verses

                                    Rom 14,2-4,10         2Cor 10-7,10-12         2Tim 3,1-5

                                    1Cor 16-10,11         1The 5-20                     Jm 2,1-7

 

 

 

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Kingdom Of God -- Conceit    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                        b) Thinking you are inherently better than others  verses

                                    Jn 9-34                  Rom 12-16         1Tim 6-17

                                    Act 27-10,11         Gal 2,11-16        Lk 15-1,2

                                    Jn 4-9

b                        c) Having an inflated opinion of self  verses

                                    Mk 9-5         1Cor 3-18         1Tim 3-6

                                    Rom 12-3

c                  2) Cliques make people seek your acceptance (Imposing your opinion of self on others)  verses

                                    Rom 16-17,18         2Cor 10-12         1Tim 6,3-5

                                    1Cor 11-18,19                  11-3            Tit 3,9-11

                                    2Cor 2-6,7               Gal 4-16,17         1Pet 3-3,6

                                    1Cor 4,6-8               1Cor 12-21,22

e                  3) Conceited toward God  verses

                            Jn 16-9         Act 10-14         Rom 11,17-24

                            Rom 1,21-23,25-27

        D) MISS GOD  LK 19,42-44

                    1) Missing The Point

f                          a) Miss the meaning of the truth  verses

                                    Mk 7-13               1Cor 1,18-29         Heb 6,4-8

                                    Jn 9-28,29                     2,6-8                     10,26-31

                                         10,22-27         1Tim 6,3-10           2Pet 3-16

                                         16-2,3             2Tim 3,7-9,13        Jn 18,36-38

g                         b) Miss the meaning of being with Jesus  verses

                                    Lk 13,24-28         Lk 23-39                   Heb 3,6-19

                                         15,11-16         Jn 13-18,23-27        Rev 3-2

                                         18,9-14

                    2) Missing The Mark

h                         a) Miss the will of God for your life  verses

                                    Mat 25,24-30         Gal 5,1-6         Rev 3-17

                                    Mk 8,32-38            Heb 4,1-11

i                          b) Miss heaven  verses

                                    Mat 7,21-23         2Pet 1-9,10         Rev 21-8,27

                                           25,41-46

                    3) Missing The Train

j                          a) Miss the invitation from God  verses

                                    Mat 10,11-15         Jn 12,37-40              Jn 17-9

                                    Lk 2,41-52                  14-19,22-24         Rom 10,16-21

                                         19,41-44           Lk 14,16-24

k                         b) Miss the return of Jesus Christ  verses

                                    Mat 25,1-13         Lk 21-34,35         2Pet 3,3-7

                                    Tit 1-3

 

 

 

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II) ILLUSTRATING THE KINGDOM OF GOD

        A) DESCRIPTION OF HEAVEN  Rev 5,1-14

                    1) Describing The Kingdom After He Makes All Things New

a                         a) Description of the resurrection  verses

                                    Mat 22,29-32         Lk 24-31,36-43          2Cor 5,1-5

                                    Mk 16-12               Jn 20-19,20,26-29               12,2-4

                                    1Cor 6-13              1Cor 15,29-58            Rom 6,4-10

                                    Jn 21,12-14           

b                         b) Description of the ascension  verses

                                    Act 26,13-15         Rev 3-5         Rev 4,1-11

                                    Eph 2,4-7              Jn 3-13

c                         c) Description of the new creation  verses

                                    Mat 12,46-50          Rom 8,19-25         2Pet 3,12-14

                                    Heb 12,18-24         2Jn-1,2                   Rev 21,1-27

                                    Heb 1,10-12           Lk 19-40                 Mk 10,28-31

d                         d) Children of God resemble their Father  verses

                                    Mat 10-25          1Jn 3-2           Rev 3-21

                                    Phi 3-20,21        Jn 20-17        Jn 16,23-28

                                    1Jn 2-12,13

                    2) The Joyful Kingdom Of Heaven

e                         a) The marriage supper of the lamb  verses

                                    Mat 8-11,12         Lk 12,35-38         Lk 22,14-18,29,30

                                           22,1-14               13-29              Rev 19,7-10

                                           26-29                  14,16-24                 21-1,2,9-27

                                    Mk 14-25             Eph 5,22-33         Jn 14-20

f                          b) We shall always be with the Lord  verses

                                    Mat 28-20            Jn 17-24              Rev 3-12

                                    Jn 10,27-30         1Cor 13-12                 7,13-17

                                         14-3                 1The 4-17                   20-4

                                    Rev 19-14

g                         c) Rejoicing in heaven  verses

                                    Lk 15,20-24        Heb 1-9        Rev 8-1,2

                                         19,37-40        Act 16-25,26        5,11-14

h                         d) Heaven is better than earth  verses

                                    2Cor 5,6-9         Heb 11,8-10,16         Heb 13-14

                                    Phi 1,21-23                9-23,24              Jn 7-33,34

                                    Jn 14-28,29

ha                       e) We will recognize our family members in heaven  verses

                                    Mat 17-4        Mk 9-5        Lk 9-33

                                    Mk 12,18-27

                    3) The People Of Heaven

i                          a) Traits of the people who make it to heaven  verses

                                    Mat 11-25          Mat 25,34-40         Lk 23-43

                                           18,3-5         Mk 10-15               Rom 9-23

                                           19-14          Lk 18-16,17           Rev 22-14

                                           5-23,24

j                          b) Those in heaven are blessed indeed  verses

                                    Mat 5,3-12         Mat 19-30         Mat 20-23

                                           11-11,12

k                         c) Traits of people who donít make it to heaven  verses

                                    Mat 19-23,24         Lk 13-28         Rev 22-15

                                            25,41-46         Rom 9-22

                    4) The Holy Of Holies

l                          a) The throne room of heaven  verses

                                    Mat 19-28         Rev 1-4,10-20         Rev 7,9-12

                                    Jn 7,37-39                5,6-14                      22,1-6

                                    1Tim 6-15,16           3-21                         4,1-11

                                    Eph 2-6,7

 

 

 

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a                         b) The kingdom of God is in your spirit  verses

                                    Mat 13,31-33         Rom 14-17        2Cor 4-17,18

                                    Lk 17-20,21           Lk 13-21            Jn 14,16-24

                                    1Cor 2-12

b                 5) Equality in heaven  verses

                            Mat 20,1-16           Gal 3-28         Col 3,9-11

                            Rom 10-11,12        Lk 7-28

        B) PARABLES  Mk 4-13  

        Note: Parables are Analogies

        (Def) -- Analogy: A form of logical inference, based on the assumption that if two things are known to be 

        alike in some respects, they must be alike in other respects (American Heritage Dictionary).

                  1) Parables About Wealth

c                         a) Parables about a rich man  verses

                                    Mat 25,14-30         Lk 12,16-21         Lk 17,7-10

                                    Lk 7,40-43                   16,1-13,19-31

d                         b) Parables about a land owner and his farm  verses

                                    Mat 20,1-16           1Cor 9,7-10         Heb 6-7,8

                                           21,33-44         2Tim 2-6               Jm 5-7

                                    Mk 12,1-11

e                         c) Parables about a king and his kingdom  verses

                                    Mat 18,23-35         Lk 14-31,32         Lk 19,12-27

f                          d) Parables about a father and his sons  verses

                                    Mat 21,28-31         Lk 11,11-13         Lk 15,11-32

                                    Ph,9-22

g                         e) Parables about treasure     Mat 13,44-46         Lk 15,8-10  verses

                  2) Parables About The Garden Of The Kingdom

h                         a) Parables about seeds  verses

                                    Mat 13,3-9,18-33,36-43         Mk 4,3-9,13-20,26-32

                                    1Pet 1,23-25                           Lk 8,4-8,11-15

i                          b) Parables about plants  verses

                                    Mat 6,28-30           Jn 15,1-8         1Cor 3,6-8

                                           24,32-41         Rom 11,16-24

                                    Lk 13,6-9

                  3) Parables About Nurturing The People Of God

j                          a) Parables about a woman in labor giving birth to a child  verses

                                    Jn 16,20-22         Gal 4-19               1The 5,1-4

                                    Mk 13-8                Rom 8,18-23       Rev 12,1-13

                                    Mat 24-7,8           Heb 11-11,12

                          b) Parables about a shepherd and his sheep

                                    Lk 12,41-44        Lk 15,4-7         Jn 10,1-16

k                4) Parables about the wedding feast  verses

                            Mat 22,1-14         Mk 2,19-22         Lk 14,8-11,16-24

                                   25,1-13          Lk 5,34-39

l                 5) Parables about the body of Christ  verses

                            Rom 7,1-3         1Cor 3,9-11,16,17         Eph 5,22-33

                                     12,4-8                12,12-27

m               6) Parables about generosity of heart  verses

                            Mat 6-26         Lk 11,5-10         Lk 14-5,12-15

                            Lk 10,30-37

n                7) Parables about water  verses

                            Jn 4-10,13,14         Jn 7-37,38         Jm 3-11

o                 8) Parables about running a race  verses

                            1Cor 9,24-27         2Tim 2-5         Heb 12-1

p                9) Parables about final judgment  verses

                            Mat 13,47-50         Lk 3-17         1Cor 3,12-15

 

 

 

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a                10) Parables about war     1Cor 9-7         2Tim 2-3,4  verses

                  11) Parables about lamps     Mat 5,14-16         Mat 25,1-13         Mk 4-21,22

                                                                    Lk 12-35              Rev 3-1,2

                  12) Parables about salt     Mat 5-13         Lk 14-34,35

        C) REWARDS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN  1Cor 3-8

                  1) Sharing the reward  1Pet 1-4

                      a) God crowns us with glory for sharing our rewards

b                                 I- the reward of a crown  verses

                                            1Cor 9,24-27         2Tim 2-5           1Pet 5-4

                                            Phi 4-1                             4-7,8         Rev 2-10

                                            1The 2,19,20         Jm 1-12                     4-4

c                                 II- sharing our rewards  verses

                                            Mat 10-41,42        Phi 2-16              1Tim 5-17,18

                                            1Cor 9-18             1The 3,6-10         3Jn-8

                                            Mk 9,38-41            Lk 9-4

d                         b) Our inheritance is reserved in heaven  verses

                                    Jn 14-2,3                Eph 4-30                 Col 3-23,24

                                    1Cor 2-9                 Phi 3-20,21            Heb 13-14

                                    2Cor 5,1-4              Col 1-5,19-22        1Pet 1-4

                                    Eph 1-3,13,14        Mat 20,1-16

e                         c) Our life is reserved for us in heaven  verses

                                    1Cor 15-19        Phi 1-23         2Tim 1-12

                                    Eph 2,4-7           Col 3,1-4                  4-18

f                          d) Eternal rewards  verses

                                    2Cor 4-17,18         1Tim 4-7,8         Rev 11-18

                                    Gal 6-8                   1Pet 5-10          Rom 8-18

                                    1The 3-7,8

g                         e) Rewarded in heaven  verses

                                    Mat 5-19         Lk 6-22,23         1Tim 6,17-19

                                           6,19-21         12-33

                  2) Levels Of Reward  1Cor 15-41,42

h                         a) God rewards us to the degree of our faithfulness  verses

                                    Mat 25,20-30         Jn 20,27-29         1Tim 3-13

                                    Mk 4-24,25             2Cor 9-6              Heb 3-2,3

                                    Lk 6-37,38              Phi 4,17-19         1Pet 4-13

                                    Jn 2,5-10                Mat 5-11,12         2Cor 7,13-16

i                          b) God rewarded us to the degree of our labors  verses

                                    Lk 19,15-27         2Cor 10,13-16         Rev 14-13

                                    Jn 4-36                 Heb 6-7,10                       22-12

                                    1Cor 3-8

j                          c) Rewarded by levels of glory in our spiritual bodies  verses

                                    Lk 14,12-14         2Cor 3-18         Heb 11-35

                                    Jn 5,27-29           1The 5-23         1Jn 3-2

                                    1Cor 15,40-49

                  3) God Rewards Us For Obeying Him

k                         a) Rewarded for believing in God  verses

                                    Mat 8-13              Mat 15-28,32         Heb 11-6

                                           9-22,29         Mk 2,3-12               Mat 10-38,39

                                    Jn 4,39-42                 8,22-26

 

 

 

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a                         b) God openly rewards what we do for Him in secret  verses

                                    Mat 7,7-11         1Cor 4-5         Eph 6,5-8

                                           6-1, 4 , 6 ,16-18                  1Cor 12,22-24

b                         c) Rewarded for doing good  verses

                                    Rom 13-3,4         Gal 6-9,10         Heb 13-7

c                         d) Fruit of the Spirit is its own reward  verses

                                    Rom 8-6         1The 1-6         Heb 12-11

                                    2Cor 13-11

                  4) God Rewards Endurance

d                         a) Rewarded for overcoming sin  verses

                                    2Cor 4,10-12         Heb 12-2           1Pet 2,18-20

                                    2Tim 2-12              1Pet 1-6,7          Rev 2-17,26

                                    Heb 11-26

e                         b) Keeping our rewards through endurance  verses

                                    1Cor 3,12-15         2Tim 2-20,21          2Jn-8

                                              15-58            Heb 10,34-36         Rev 3,2-5,11

                                    2Cor 5-10               Jm 1-12

III) GODíS KINGDOM IS A LIVING ORGANISM

        A) GOD WORKING IN YOU  Phi 1-6

                  1) Depend On Jesus  Act 14-3

                      a) Depending on Jesus to have compassion

f                                 I- depending on Jesus to receive us  verses

                                                Lk 15,14-24               1Cor 3-11          Rom 11,17-23,32

                                                     23,39-43               2Cor 5-21          Eph 5,24-27

                                                Rom 3,21-28             Eph 1,5-11         Col 1-12

                                                         5-1,2,6-21         Heb 9,8-15,24-28

g                                 II- depending on Jesus to deliver us  verses

                                                Lk 21-36                      Rom 7,14-25         Gal 3,10-14

                                                Act 12,4-12                 2Cor 1,8-10           2Tim 4,16-18

                                                       27,20-25                        12,7-10         Heb 2,14-18

                                                Rom 8,1-4,35-39        Mat 6-13

                      b) Depending on Jesus to impart His gifts into us

h                                 I- He gives us what we give to each other  verses

                                                Jn 15,1-11             1Cor 12-11,18         Eph 4,7-16

                                                     16,13-15           2Cor 3-5,6               Jm 1-4,5

                                                     17,6-12,21-26            8-9                  Rev 3-17,18

                                                Rom 8-31,32         Eph 1,18-23            Act 6,1-10

i                                 II- He gives us what we give to the world  verses

                                                Mk 6,36-44                        Act 14-3           Act 20,22-24

                                                Gal 1-1,11,12,15,16         1Cor 2,1-5       Mat 14,15-20

                                                Lk 9,12-17                         Jn 6-5,6

j                          c) Depending on Jesus to fulfill His purpose in us  verses

                                    Mat 14-30,31         Phi 1-6              Heb 6,17-20

                                    1Cor 4-3,4             1The 5-24         Rev 5,1-5

k                         d) Depending on Jesus to instill His life in us  verses

                                    Jn 5,25-29         Jn 17-2,3         Rom 8,9-11

                                    Rom 5-20,21

 

 

 

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                  2) Comforted  2Cor 1-4

                      a) God comforts you in times of adversity

a                                 I- He comforts you in your suffering  verses

                                                Lk 16-25          2Cor 1,3-7,11         2The 1-6,7

                                                Act 23-35                  7,4-7,13         2Tim 1,16-18

                                                       24-23        1The 3,6-10            Rev 7,14-17

b                                 II- He comforts you in your grief  verses

                                                Mat 5-4             Lk 12,22-32               Act 20-12

                                                       28,5-9        Jn 11-23,25-27         1The 4,13-18

                                                Lk 7,48-50

                      b) We are comforted in the presence of God

c                                 I- Holy Spirit is our comforter  verses

                                                Jn 14,16-26         Act 9-31              2The 2-16,17

                                                     15-26              2Cor 13-11         Ph,10-17

                                                     16,7-11           Eph 6-21,22

d                                 II- God comforts us in His company  verses

                                                Jn 10,27-30         Rom 15-32         Heb 4,1-11

                                                Act 3-19               Ph-7

e                         c) God comforts us in our shame  verses

                                    Lk 15,20-24         Lk 23,40-43         Heb 2,16-18

                  3) God is working to place you in His will

f                          a) To place you on the trail of good works  verses

                                    Jn 3-21                      Phi 2-12,13         2The 1-11,12

                                    1Cor 15-10,58         Col 1-5,6              Heb 13-20,21

                                    Phi 1-6,9,11              Rom 12-2

g                         b) To lead you in His purpose  verses

                                    Jn 10,3-5           1Cor 12-18         Heb 3,7-19

                                    1Cor 10-13       Mk 16,1-10         Rev 7,1-17

                                    Act 28-14

h                4) God works in you to keep you in His will  verses

                            Jn 18-9,10         1The 5-24,25         2Pet 1,17-19

                            1Cor 1-8            2The 2-13              1Jn 5-18

                            Phi 4-7               2Tim 1-12              Jd-1,24

                            1The 3-13          1Pet 1-5                 Tit 3-12

i                 5) God works in the new creation  verses

                            2Cor 5,13-20         Col 3-9,10         Rev 1,10-16

                            Eph 4,22-24          1Jn 3,1-3                    2-1

                            Col 2-11,12

j                 6) God works in the garden of your heart  verses

                            Jn 15-1,2                  2Cor 12,7-10         Rev 8-3,4

                            Rom 15,17-19         Col 2,10-13            

k                7) God works in you to clean you up  verses

                            Jn 13,5-10         Eph 5,25-27         1Jn 3-5

l                 8) God works the victory in your life  verses

                            Rom 8-37         2Cor 2,14-16         Eph 1-3,4,13-23

m               9) God causes all things to work together  verses

                            Act 25,9-12         Rom 8-28         Phi 1,12-20

                            Col 4,7-9

 

 

 

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        B) KINGDOM GROWS BY ITSELF  Mk 4-26,27

                  1) Growing In Numbers Corresponds With Spiritual Growth

a                         a) Kingdom slowly spreads and overtakes darkness  verses

                                    Mat 13-33                         Col 2-11,12            2Pet 1-19

                                    Jn 17,21-23                      1The 2-13               1Jn 2-7,8

                                    Act 19,11-20                     2The 3-1                Rev 11-15

                                    2Cor 4,10-12,15-18        Col 1-5,6,9,10        Phi 3-20,21

b                         b) Kingdom grows in strength  verses

                                    Mat 17-20         Act 9-31                Heb 12-12,13

                                    Lk 2-40             1The 3-12,13        2The 1-3,4

c                         c) Kingdom grows in size  verses

                                    Mk 4,30-32         Jn 4-13,14         Jn 7,37-39

                                    Rev 7,15-17        Lk 19,12-19      Rev 21-15,16

                  2) God Causes The Growth

d                         a) Kingdom grows according to the will of God  verses

                                    Jn 3-8                       Eph 2,19-22         1The 5-24

                                    Rom 8-26,27           Phi 2-13                1Jn 4-9,10

                                    1Cor 12-11,18        Col 2-19                Jm 1-18

e                         b) Kingdom grows like crops in a farmerís field  verses

                                    Mat 13,3-9,24-30         1Cor 3-6,7              Heb 6-7,8

                                    Mk 4,26-29                             15,35-38       Jm 5,5-8

                                    Jn 15,1-8                       Mk 6,37-44

f                          c) God uses us to cause the growth  verses

                                    2Cor 9-10           Jm 5-17,18           2Pet 1,3-8

                                    Eph 4-15,16       1Tim 4-14,15        Act 3,1-10

                                    Jn 10-1,2

                  3) Kingdom Assumes The Mind Of Christ

g                         a) Kingdom grows through knowledge  verses

                                    Jn 14-20,21         Gal 1-11,12,15,16        1Pet 2-1,2

                                         16,13-15         Phi 1-9                            

h                         b) Kingdom grows into the likeness of Christ  verses

                                    2Cor 3-18         Eph 5,25-27         Jm 1,21-25

                                    Gal 4-19            Heb 2,9-13

        C) PARTAKING  Jn 6-53

                 1) Partaking Of Jesus

                          a) Partaking of Jesusí suffering

i                                  I- The sin nature partakes of Jesus' suffering  verses

                                            Mat 20-22,23        Lk 22,14-23        Rom 6,3-9

                                            Lk 2-34,35                  23,40-43        Heb 13,10-14

ia                                II- Suffering as a Christian  verses

                                            2Cor 1,3-7        Heb 10,32-36            1Pet 4,12-19

                                            Col 1-24                    12,1-3,8,10        Rev 1-9

ib                                III- Promoting the gospel causes suffering  verses

                                            Act 16-22,23        1Cor 4,7-16        2Tim 1,8-14

j                         b) Partaking of Jesusí gift  verses

                                    Jn 6,51-58             Heb 2,14-18         Heb 9,8-28

                                    Rom 11-17,18               3-14                      10,19-26

                                    Col 1,19-24,26,27        7-26,27                 11-39,40

k                         c) Partaking of Jesusí ministry  verses

                                    Mk 8,1-9         Jn 13,8-10         Jn 21,3-6,10-13

                                    Jn 2-10

 

 

 

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a                         d) Partaking of communion  verses

                                    Mat 26,26-29         1Cor 10,16-21         1Cor 11,23-34

                                    1Cor 5,6-8              Lk 22,7-20               Lk 24,33-35

                                    Lk 22,7-20

                  2) What We Must Do To Partake Of The Kingdom

b                         a Partaking which requires our participation  verses

                                    Mat 3,7-12           Col 2-6                  Gal 5-25

                                    Jn 4,31-34           2The 1-11,12        Heb 11,7-10

                                    Act 2-41,42         2Tim 2-6                1Jn 2-6

                                    1Cor 9,7-14        Jn 7-17

c                         b) Partaking which requires no participation  verses

                                    Jn 17-24         Phi 1,5-7         Tit 3,4-7

                                    Act 15,8-11

                  3) Partaking Of The Power Of God

d                         a) Partaking of the ministry of the Holy Spirit  verses

                                    Jn 4-10,13,14             Act 10,44-48         Heb 6-4,5

                                        14,16-24                 1Cor 12-13                    11,1-3,19

                                    Act 2,1-5,37-39          Eph 4,20-24          2Pet 1-4

                                    2Cor 3,2-18

e                         b) Partaking of the word of God  verses

                                    Jn 17-8          Col 1,9-14         Heb 5,11-14

                                    Eph 3-6         1The 2-13                  6,17-20

f                 4) Partaking of the ministry of the saints  verses

                            Act 16-30               2Cor 8,1-5             1Tim 6-2

                            Rom 1,11-13         1Tim 4-14,15         2Tim 1-6,7

g               5) Partaking of Godís judgment  verses

                            Jn 13,23-27         Eph 2-3            2The 2,9-12

                            Rom 1,24-32               5-6,7         Rev 18,4-8

                                     11,17-22

        D) MYSTERY OF GODLINESS  1Tim 3-16

                  1) Mystery Of The Trinity

h                         a) Obey the mystery of godliness like Jesus did  verses

                                    Jn 7,16-18            Phi 2,5-13               1Pet 4-12,13

                                         14,19-24         1Tim 3-8,9,16         2Pet 1,3-11

                                    2Cor 9,6-10          Heb 2,9-18             Rev 5,1-14

                                    Heb 5,1-6              Lk 4,1-13                Jn 5,19-23,30

i                         b) Anointing is the mystery of godliness  verses

                                    Jn 15,9-15               Act 10,44-48         1Cor 12,4-14

                                    Act 6-3,6,8-15         Rom 8-12,13         Gal 5-5,6

                                           7,55-60             2Cor 4,10-12,16-18

j                         c) Word of God is the mystery godliness  verses

                                    Act 24,24-27         Eph 1-8,9        Rev 10-4

                                    Rom 10,8-13         Gal 3,5-7

                  2) Solving The Mystery Of Godliness

k                         a) The love of Christ is the mystery of godliness  verses

                                    Jn 16-26,27             1Cor 13,1-8,13         Eph 5-31,32

                                    Rom 12,17-21         Eph 3,16-21              1Jn 3,16-21

                                    1Cor 2,6-8               Eph 2,19-22

 

 

 

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a                         b) The church discloses the mystery of Christ  verses

                                    Act 2,37-47            1Cor 12,22-31           Eph 6-19

                                    1Cor 4-1,8-16        Eph 3,3-5,8-10          Col 4-2,3

b                         c) The mystery is solved in contentment  verses

                                    Act 12-6,7         2Cor 1,3-7         Phi 4,11-13

                                           16,25-30              7-5            1Tim 6-5,6

                  3) Godís Grace Is The Mystery Of Godliness

c                         a) God working in you is a mystery  verses

                                    Jn 3-21                    Jn 14,12-15         1Cor 6-17

                                         8-18                    Act 14,19-21                 15-10

                                        10-37,38             Rom 2-29             2Cor 3-5,6

d                         b) Having favor with God is a mystery  verses

                                    Act 23,33-35              Rom 5,1-5         Rom 9-18

                                    Rom 4,5-8,13,16,19-22         11,17-25

                  4) Revelation of Jesus is Mystery of the Kingdom

e                         a) Jesus is the mystery of the kingdom  verses

                                    Jn 6,67-69            Rom 8,1-4           Col 2,2-4

                                         17,6-8,25         Col 1-26,27         Rev 19-12

                                    Lk 9,7-9

f                          b) Jesus reveals the mystery of the kingdom  verses

                                    Mat 13-11               2Cor 3,14-18         Rev 10-7

                                    Rom 16-25,26        Eph 1-9

        E) BODY OF CHRIST IS THE ORGANISM OF GODíS KINGDOM

                  1) Jesus Is the Head Of His Bodyís Kingdom

g                         a) The kingdom of heaven is where Jesus is  verses

                                    Mat 3-2         Jn 8,21-24         Jn 14-3

                                           4-17

h                         b) Jesus builds His kingdom in your midst  verses

                                    Lk 17-20,21         Jn 17-20          1Cor 4-20

                                    Jn 14,16-24         Heb 3,1-6        Mk 9,5-7

                                    1The 5-23

i                          c) To be in Christ is to be in the great city  verses

                                    Jn 15,7-11          2Pet 1-11         Rev 21,22-27

                                    Phi 3-20,21        Rev 15,5-8               16-1

j                 2) We are the body of His kingdom  verses

                            Lk 17-21                     Rev 1-6         Rev 5-10

                            Rev 21-1,2,9-27         Heb 9-2,6-12,24

IV) PURSUING THE KINGDOM OF COD

        A) SEEKING THE KINGDOM OF GOD  Mat 6-33

                  1) Count The Cost  Lk 14-28

                      a) Donít look back

k                                 I- donít look back to bondage  verses

                                            Lk 9-61,62           2Cor 6,16-18         Heb 3,15-19

                                                 17,31-33         Gal 4,8-10,21-31           10,32-39

 

 

 

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a                                 II- donít look back to the past  verses

                                            Phi 3-13,14         Heb 6,9-12         Heb 11-14,15

                                            Act 14,2-7,19-21

b                         b) The cost is more than you can imagine so donít count  verses

                                    Mat 5-29,30           Act 21,9-14           1Cor 15-36

                                           13,44-46         Rom 4-19,20         Phi 3,7-11

                                    Mk 6-36,37                     6,19-23         Rev 3-18

c                         c) If you must count the cost, the price is always too high  verses

                                    Mk 8,34-38         1Cor 3,12-15         2Cor 8-10,11

                                    Lk 18,18-25                 4,9-16            1Tim 5-11,12

d                         d) If Jesus cost too much, then you arenít worth much  verses

                                    Mat 5-13              2Tim 4-10,16         2Pet 2,20-22

                                           24,9-11         Jm 1,6-8                 Rev 6,12-17

e                         e) Assess the property before you buy it  verses

                                    Mat 8-19,20           Mat 26,69-75         Act 26,26-28

                                           14,26-32         Lk 14,28-35

f                          f) Procrastination  verses

                                    Mat 25,1-13         Act 24-24,25         2Cor 1-17

                                    Lk 13,24-28         1Cor 16-1,2           Jn 11,3-6

                  2) Embrace (Jesus during the storm)  1Tim 6-18,19

g                         a) Hold on to your faith  verses

                                    1Tim 1-18,19         Heb 3-14         Rev 2-25

                                              3-9                         4-14                 3-11

h                         b) Hold on to the word of God  verses

                                    1Cor 11-2         2The 2-15         Rev 12-17

                                    Phi 2-16            Tit 1-9

i                          c) Take hold of the hope of His purpose  verses

                                    1Cor 15-2         1Tim 6-12,18,19         Heb 6,16-20

                                    1The 5-21

j                          d) God embraces us  verses

                                    Phi 3-12,13         Col 2-19         1Tim 4-8

                           e) Things not to embrace

                                    Mk 7-8         Phi 2-6,7         Rev 2-14,15,24

                  3) Seek The Essence Of His Kingdom

k                         a) Seeking the righteousness of His kingdom  verses

                                    Mat 6-33           Rom 2-7         2Pet 1,5-11

                                    Lk 19,1-10                 3-21,22           3,11-15

                                          12-31          1Cor 12-31

l                          b) Seeking the truth  verses

                                    Lk 10-24              Act 17-11          Act 28-30,31

                                    Act 8,27-35         Lk 7,40-43        Act 23-1

m                       c) Seeking Jesus  verses

                                    Jn 1,35-51         Jn 3,1-8         Jn 12-20,21

 

 

 

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                  4) Seeking The Goals Of The Kingdom  Gal 5-1

a                         a) Seek the goal of the resurrection  verses

                                    Act 3-21         Heb 12-2         Rev 2-10

                                    Heb 11-35

b                         b) Seek the goal of freedom  verses

                                    Jn 8-32         Gal 5-1         1Pet 4-1

                                    Gal 1-4         Jm 1-4          2Pet 1-3,4

c                         c) Seek the goal of knowing God (faith)  verses

                                    Phi 3,12-14         1Pet 1-19         1Jn 3-21

                                    Col 1,9-12           Act 21-13

d                         d) Seek the goal of love  verses

                                    1Cor 13,1-13         1Tim 1-5         1Pet 1-22

                                    1The 4-9,10

                  5) Seek The Kingdom With Your Essence

e                         a) Seek the kingdom of God with your whole life  verses

                                    Lk 15,17-24         Lk 23,50-52          1Cor 7,32-38

                                         21,34-36         Act 16,25-34         2Tim 2-3,4

f                          b) Seek the elusive kingdom of God  verses

                                    Lk 17-20,21         Act 17-27,28         2Tim 4-18

                                    Jn 12,23-26         Col 3,1-4                Jn 1,7-9

g               6) Seek the kingdom by the flesh  verses

                            Mat 11-12         Jn 6-26,27         Act 17,18-21

                            Mk 10,17-25          18,4-7           1Cor 6-19,20

        B) SEEKING THE GLORY OF GOD  Jn 5-44

                  1) Seek His Glory Without Wavering

h                         a) Seek His glory by faith  verses

                                    Jn 20,3-6                    Rom 5-1,2         Heb 11,6-10

                                    Act 16,13-18,25        2The 2-13,14            12-2

                                    Rom 4,19-25                   Ph-6                  Jm 2,21-26

i                          b) Seek His glory through obedience  verses

                                    Rom 2-29         Tit 2-9,10,13          Jm 3,1-4

                                    1Cor 6-20         Heb 1-3                        4,5-10

                                    Eph 6,5-7                  2,9-11            1Pet 2-12,13

                                    1Tim 2-10         Mat 22,11-14        Rev 5,11-14

j                          c) Seek His glory through perseverance  verses

                                    Rom 2-7,10         Heb 3,2-6               Jm 1,1-5,12

                                    2The 1,10-12              10,32-36         1Pet 1,5-9

                                    2Tim 4-17,18              11-35

k                         d) Seek His glory through hardship  verses

                                    Act 7,55-60          2Cor 1,3-11         1The 2,1-6

                                           20,17-30        Eph 3-13             1Pet 5-1,

                                    Rom 8-18             1Pet 4-1,2,12,13,16-19

l                          e) By all means seek the glory of God  verses

                                    Rom 14,6-8         1Cor 10-31         Col 3-23,24

 

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