This past weekend at Eastbrook Church we continued our series, “The Kingdom of God.” This first two weeks of the series I explored the theme of the kingdom of God through the Old Testament and New Testament. This week , I walked through three main aspects of living in the kingdom of God: personally living in the kingdom, living as the community of God in the kingdom, and joining God’s kingdom work in the world.
You can view the message video and outline for the message is below. You can follow along with the entire series here and the devotional that accompanies the series here. You could always join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit’” (Romans 14:17)
I: Life in God’s Kingdom by the Spirit
- Life in the Spirit (Romans 14:17-18)
- The surprisingly blessed life (Matthew 5:2-12)
- The obedient and fruitful life (Galatians 5:13-26)
We: Life Together in God’s Kingdom by the Spirit
- The community that takes on Christ’s kingly character (Ephesians 4:14-16)
- The community that takes on Christ’s servant character (Philippians 2:1-11)
They: Kingdom Mission with the Spirit
- Word: The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
- Deed: The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40)
This week dig deeper into the theme of living in the kingdom of God in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize Romans 14:17 this week.
- Take time to pray through the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-12) or the fruit of the Spirit this week (Galatians 5:22-26). As you read the passage, let the Holy Spirit bring attention to different aspects of the passage or your life. Ask God to form your life to look more like His in one or more areas.
- Watch Richard J. Foster’s talk, “Casting a Vision,” about spiritual formation in the kingdom of God: https://renovare.org/messages/casting-a-vision-the-future-of-spiritual-formation.
- If you are interested in a deeper understanding of life in the kingdom of God, read Dallas Willard’s book, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God.