In ten inductive Bible studies, you'll discover how a right understanding of God's kingdom can transform your picture of God, Christianity, and your role in the world.
Getting the Most Out of The Kingdom of God
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
The Character of the King
God's kingdom refers not to a location but to the experience of living under his rule. Where do you see some of these characteristics of God's kingdom reflected in your community?
The Kingdom's Coming
How could God use you to demonstrate that the kingdom of God is also good news to your community?
An Offer You Can't Ignore
What actions and attitudes characterize those who receive the secret of the kingdom from those who do not? How do your attitudes and actions compare with those who receive the secret of the kingdom?
Mission Statement for a Kingdom
Jesus does not discourage his disciples from seeking greatness. How does Jesus refocus their definition of greatness? Describe a person you know who models a pursuit of greatness through service.
Kingdom in Words and Deeds
Philip went to Samaria to proclaim Christ. The ethnic hatred between the Jews and the Samaritans was intense, and their history was violent. If your church or fellowship were to confront similar prejudice and fear for Jesus' sake, what specific deeds might best illustrate the gospel truth of your words?
Kingdoms in Conflict
Throughout Revelation, John challenges believers to trust that the King is in the process of vanquishing all opposition to his kingdom. How do the scenes in this passage inspire you to worship?
Waiting for Kingdom Come
In these two parables, Jesus instructs the disciples how to live as they wait for his kingdom to come in its fullness. How could your actions during the next week demonstrate that you are actively waiting for Jesus' return?
King of All
Paul uses the metaphor of changing citizenship from the dominion of darkness to the kingdom of the Son to describe the nature of salvation. Describe one specific area in which this change of allegiance has affected your lifestyle choices.
Living in Light of the Kingdom
Paul's final charge to Timothy communicates a sense of urgency and seriousness. Do your lifestyle choices reflect a similar sense of urgency and seriousness? How?
2 Timothy 3:10–4:18
Who Sits on the Throne?
How does Daniel model a faithful way of confronting people in authority with kingdom truths? In what situation or relationship do you need to communicate biblical truth?
Total number of pages—75 pages
Greg Jao serves as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's regional director for New York and New Jersey. He is a contributor to Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents, a book on discipleship designed for Asian Americans.