Kingdom Matters

KINGDOM MATTERS: The Kingdom’s Future

November 22, 2015
Randy Christian
Before leaving the Kingdom Matters series, it is important to explore the future of the Kingdom. Even though the Kingdom exists today, it isn’t today—or tomorrow—we should be concerned with. The things of this world will be done away with, but the Kingdom is eternal—as is our relationship to the King!

KINGDOM MATTERS: The Kingdom and the World, Part 2

November 15, 2015
Randy Christian
The second installment of “The Kingdom of the World” explores how Kingdom subjects in this country respond to the worldly government under whose authority we live, as well as how Kingdom subjects in this country respond to the politics of the country in which we live.

KINGDOM MATTERS: The Kingdom and the World, Part 1

November 1, 2015
Randy Christian
One of the most immediate needs of citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven is to know how to respond to the world today. We aren’t left to figure this out ourselves—we are given guidance in scripture. So, we explore this guidance with the first installment as we look at how Kingdom subjects respond to specific people in the world.

KINGDOM MATTERS: The Kingdom Book

October 25, 2015Randy Christian

Most societies have laws—even the ancient Israelites did. But the Kingdom of Heaven isn’t a set of laws. It is based on the relationship of faith and loyalty between the King himself and his subjects. So, the book of the Christian—the Kingdom Book—isn’t a book of regulations. It is a communication between the King and his subjects. What is in it, and how do we know?

KINGDOM MATTERS: The Kingdom on Foreign Soil

October 04, 2015Randy Christian

The Kingdom of Heaven doesn’t just exist somewhere else. It is the only Kingdom that actually exists in all other kingdoms and republics. How does someone live as a faithful part of the Kingdom of God in another land? 

KINGDOM MATTERS: Naturalization

September 20, 2015Randy Christian

When someone doesn’t start off as a citizen of a country, and she wants to be, she “naturalizes”. We all know people who have become naturalized citizens. But how do we “naturalize” to citizenship in the Kingdom? The answer isn’t found in your opinion or mine, but in the scripture. By understanding the scriptural answer to this question, we can all be citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven!

KINGDOM MATTERS: What Kingdom?

September 13, 2015Randy Christian

Most of us have heard the term “The Kingdom of God”. But hearing it doesn’t mean we understand it—or the fact that we are part of it—now. What did Jesus say about the Kingdom? What did the Apostles say? The Kingdom is real, and we need to understand it if we are to be effective citizens of the Kingdom.