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“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
What the Kingdom of God is Like
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The Kingdom of God is like…
In today’s Gospel Jesus seems to know how difficult it is to explain the Kingdom of God.
He uses examples of a mustard seed, yeast, buried treasure, a priceless pearl, and a fishing net to help describe it.
While those examples seem random – they are also clues to the characteristics of the Kingdom of God. And those clues can help us to see the Kingdom of God around us here and now.
These examples are intentional.
And yes, at first glance the characteristics might lead us to believe that the Kingdom is small but powerful, pervasive, surprising, and worth a lot.
But these parables used by Jesus are also sneaky, subversive, invasive, and unexpected.
Which means those are the things we need to be looking for as well.
What does the Kingdom of God look like?
Look around – it’s happening right now!
Questions for Discussion:
1. What are some other characteristics of the Kingdom of God, as you
have experienced it?
2. Why might this Kingdom not always be welcome?
3. What are some ways you can help usher in the kingdom here and
When you see the Kingdom of God at work in the world – POINT IT OUT.
Take notice. Tell someone. Take a picture.
The things you see aren’t the same as what others see, so we need your perspective!
God is at work bringing the Kingdom here and now – do you see it?