- 3 years ago
Dave started our new series looking at the Kingdom of God.
To see Dave's presentation (in PDF format), click here.
We looked at the historical background to Jesus' declaration in Mark 1:15 that 'the time has come, the kingdom of God is here, repent and believe the good news'.
The two historical themes were the promise that King David would have a descendant who would rule forever (Jesus), the other was in Daniel where the kingdoms of this world are broken to pieces by the kingdom of God which starts as a small stone and grows to fill the whole world.
There were some applications. First to understand that to repent actually means not only to turn away from personal sin but is something much broader - to change our minds and hearts so we see everything as God sees it. It requires a change in world view.
The other was to realise that there is a clash of kingdoms, the kingdom of God clashes with the kingdoms of this world and with Satan who rules through these kingdoms as the prince