Thy Kingdom Come
1. Characterized by Romans 14:17a
Righteousness, peace, joy
2. Empowered by Romans 14:17b
The Holy Spirit
3. Blessed by Titus 2:11-14
Glorious Appearing of the Lord
The Kingdom in Matthew
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 3:2
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 4:17
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 6:10
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 6:33
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 10:7
wheat/tares, mustard seed, leaven, treasure hidden in field, pearl of great prize, and dragnet 13
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 18:3
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 24:14
Other New Testament References to the Kingdom of God
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” John 18:36
Romans 14:16-18 (NKJV)
16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
Titus 2:11-14 (NKJV)
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Baptist Faith and Message
IX. The Kingdom
The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ. Christians ought to pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come and God’s will be done on earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this age.
X. Last Things
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.