Presentation on theme: "The Kingdom of heaven Why is it important? It’s the central theme of Jesus message. Mth4:17 It’s important to Jesus. The secrets about the Kingdom / the."— Presentation transcript:
The Kingdom of heaven Why is it important? It’s the central theme of Jesus message. Mth4:17 It’s important to Jesus. The secrets about the Kingdom / the knowledge The keys are in the teachings. Mth 13:11 & 2 The Gospel does not exist for the Church (ecclesia / us) The Church exists for the gospel.
The Kingdom of heaven The Kingdom of heaven is what? The Kingdom of heaven is when? The Kingdom of heaven is where? God’s rule & reign. God’s government John 18:36 Not of this world. Luke 17:20 Inside Hebrews 12:28 Now but not yet fully come.
The Kingdom of heaven The farmer / Die boer en die saad Luke 8:5-15 | Matthew 13:1-9 & 18-23
The Kingdom of heaven Recap – the soil We are responsible for our receptiveness / openness - to the word. Proverbs 4:5 Your soil will change with time, depending on how you respond. Your response will change with different seed. BE GOOD SOIL!
The Kingdom of heaven Unpack the parable –the seed What is God wanting to say to us today. Seed - word of God. Luke 8:11 | 1 Peter 1:23 Soil - humanity / all people / YOU Sower – the one who sows
The Kingdom of heaven Unpacking the parable. The seed is God’s word. All seed has the potential for 100 fold fruitfulness. The seed is incorruptible. 1 Peter 1:23 The seed is given to you, you do not create the seed.
The Kingdom of heaven Unpacking the parable. Seed time and harvest. Gen 8:22 * 7 principles on harvest Are you sowing? 2 Tim 4:2 What seed are you sowing? Romans 1:16
The Kingdom of heaven Unpacking the parable. 7 principles of harvest #1 We reap only what we have sown Gal 6:7 #2 We reap the same kind. Mth 7:16 #3 We reap in a different season. Psm 104:27 #4 We reap more than we sow. Luke 8:8 #5 We reap in proportion to what we sow. 2 Cor 9:6 #6 We reap full harvest of the good if we persevere. Evil comes to harvest on it’s own. Gal 6:9-10 #7 We can only impact this years harvest.
The Kingdom of heaven Take home challenge. Sow seed!