Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalms 92:2-3,13-16; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34
The Kingdom of God was the number one topic of Jesus’ teaching. The subject of Jesus’ first sermon when He came into Galilee was the “Kingdom of God”: the “Kingdom has come,” He said. From that time on, almost every parable of Jesus begins, “The Kingdom of God is like …” But many of us know very little about it, or we misunderstand it. We’re like the little boy in religion class who was asked, “What did Jesus say about people getting married?” He answered immediately, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” If someone should ask you, “What did Jesus say about the Kingdom of God?” your answer might well be as unenlightened as that little boy’s.
Jesus told us that the Kingdom of God is the most important thing in life. He told us to seek it first, before all things. He told us it’s the one thing needful. He told us it’s like a treasure hidden in the field that…