The kingdoms and empires of this world are small compared to God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom is active now. It sometimes operates in obscurity and ordinariness. It is unseen but real nonetheless. And God invites us to participate in this kingdom—to make seeking His kingdom the priority of our lives.

Discussion Questions

Read Matthew 6:9-13. How does Jesus include the idea of the kingdom of God throughout His entire prayer?

What is your default outlook on life? How would that need to change to align with a perspective aligned with the kingdom of God?

What is your typical response when major or minor things don’t go your way? Why is that your response?

What benefits does the kingdom of God offer that this world cannot offer?

How would a mind focused on the kingdom of God restore what it means to follow Jesus? What would it look like for your life to reflect that mindset?

Further Reading

The Final Victory

Jesus is distinct from any other political leader. He is God in the flesh. He is a coming King. He will bring earthly powers into account. He will win the final victory. It’s not unusual these days to hear people ask, “Is this the end times.” Maybe. God tells us what...

A Model Citizen

More than almost anything else, Jesus talked about the Kingdom of God and that it was now available to everyone. He explained that those who trust Him become citizens of that Kingdom. Jesus also compared the Kingdom to a great treasure that someone would sell all they...

Vote for Jesus

It seems clear that Jesus wants to shape culture. To ultimately transform the conscience and morality of a people. His disciples anticipated that Jesus was about to establish a political machine capable of toppling the Roman Empire. But that’s not what Jesus did. The...