Tag Archives: theocratic kingdom

The Gospel of the Kingdom [Conclusion]

THE DEFINING OF THE KINGDOM A remarkable aspect of this discussion is that in the gospels, there is no indication of any explanation of the kingdom (Matt. 3:1-2; 4:17; Mark 1:14-15). It is as though Jesus assumed that his hearers … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Church and Kingdom, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gospel of the Kingdom [The mystery form in Luke 17:21]

A COUNTER TEXT TO THE “FULLY FUTURE KINGDOM” One text that is especially important to the discussion of a purely future kingdom versus a “mystery form” of the kingdom present today (the currently reigning view), and one that is perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Christianity Today, Church and Kingdom, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gospel of the Kingdom [Messianic Fulfillment]

MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT Having the Old Testament context in mind, the New Testament then should be read with an understanding that the Jews of Christ’s day would have had their minds saturated with the promises of the Old Testament. So the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Church and Kingdom, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gospel of the Kingdom [Contextual Overview]

In the first post in this series, I introduced this short study on the Gospel of the Kingdom with the question: Did Jesus legitimately offer the kingdom that was anticipated by the Jews, or did Jesus redefine the kingdom? OLD … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Church and Kingdom, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Gospel of the Kingdom [what is it?]

INTRODUCTION When John the Baptizer and Jesus Christ began proclaiming that the kingdom of heaven was at hand (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15), what were they talking about? What was the crowd’s frame of reference for the “kingdom of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Church and Kingdom, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments