The Kingdom Of God PART 1
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Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
February 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Matthew 6:33
Subject
The Kingdom Of God
Description

The Kingdom Of God 

(A Kingdom That Is Real!) 

Text: Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  (Psalm 145:13)                                                                      Introduction: A Kingdom that is Real! Are You Living Where God Rules?  The Kingdom of God is not a realm but a reign; not a domain but a dominion. The Kingdom of God does not exist because of your effort or mine.  It exists because God reigns.  Our part is to enter this Kingdom and bring our life under His sovereign will.   Wherever God rules over the human heart as King, there is the Kingdom of God established. Hebrews 11:8-10 

I. The Kingdom of God was the core of the Gospel proclamation of Christ and the Apostles. 

Luke 8:1, Luke 9:2, Luke 16:16  

II. Pre-requisites to a successful search for the Kingdom of God:                                             

A.) A Personal New Birth  John 3:3-7

B.) A Prayer  Matthew 6:10

C.) A Proper Focus Luke 9:62        

D.) A Person of Humility  Mark 10:14, Matthew 5:3  

E.) A Pertinent Faith and Love Mark 10:14, Matthew 5:3  

F.) A Persistent Service  Matthew 7:21,  I Thess. 2:12  

G.) A Pictorial Testimony  II Thessalonians 1:4, Matt. 5:16

H.) A Practice Repentance  Matthew 4:17

III. Seeking the Kingdom of God requires knowledge. 

A.) What is the Kingdom of God?  “Wherever God rules!” 

John 4:24, I Corinthians 15:50   

B.) Where is the Kingdom of God? Luke 17:20-21

C.) When will the Kingdom of God come?  Luke 17:20-21

Though invisible, the kingdom of God is a reality among men. 

Matthew 10:7, Mark 1:14-15,  Mark 12:28-34, Jesus said to one man in Mark 12:34 that “Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.”

D.) Why seek the Kingdom of God?  

1. It is Commanded! Matthew 6:33

2. Blessings come to those who do. Matthew 13:44-48 

Examples: Jesus said the Kingdom of God is like:        

(1) Something Valuable: Matt. 13:44  “Treasure”, Matt. 6:19 - 21                          

(2) Something Precious: Matt.13:45-46,“A merchant man, seeking goodly pearls” 

(3) Something Unique : Matt. 13:44-48, “like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:”, “gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.”     

E.) How does one seek the Kingdom of God?  Romans 12:1-2       

F.) Who finds the Kingdom of God?                                                  

1. The Scribe came close to the Kingdom of God. Mark 12:28-34                         

2. The rich young ruler was hindered by riches and did not find the Kingdom of God.     Mark 10:17-27 (23-25)                                                                                     

3. Pharisees did not enter the Kingdom of God, and they hindered others from entering.  Matthew 23:13                                                                                             

4. The one who seeks and asks receives the Kingdom of God. Matthew 7:7      

5. The humble seekers become the receivers. Luke 18:17, 6:20     

IV. To understand the nature of true Christianity is to find the Kingdom; to know the mysteries of the Kingdom; and to know and do the will of God!     Matthew 13:11-13                                                              

V. The Kingdom of God is the Cure for every Worry.     Matthew 6:33

1) We Must Seek the Reign of God In Our Lives  

“…seek first the kingdom of God…” (Matthew 6:33)“…the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17)       

2) We Must Seek the Righteousness of God in Our Lives.         

“…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…” (Matthew 6:33).  Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).    

3) We Must Seek the Resources of God In Our Lives 

“…all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:33). He is “…a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb. 11:6).     

Conclusion:   Matthew 6:33

Where do you stand in relation to the Kingdom of God? 

Matthew 13 : 44 - 51, Revelation 20:4