I’m preaching this morning. These are the notes I have prepared. All sorts of sources used, some of which I forgot to reference—sorry! A summary of sorts is given below—in case you don’t want to read the whole thing.
Jeremiah was, in the midst of unrelenting sin,:
Heroic in Character
A Magnificent Man of God
“The common prophetic claim is that no generation is guaranteed security when it stands in flagrant violation of its god given identity.”
“To individuals who stress they are right with the Lord, we must stress that God deals with the character of congregations and church bodies as a whole, just as God assesses cultures and nations.”
- Jesus is Lord not simply Saviour—the Gospel of King Jesus
Jesus taught 40 parables – in 19 of them he made direct reference to the kingdom…The Kingdom is the dominant theme of Jesus’ preaching and teaching
KOG 65X in NT
KOH 33X – all in Matt
The Gospel we preach determines the disciples we produce.
2. The Kingdom Priority
Acts 1:3…40 days speaking about the KOG
Kingdom—any place where the king’s authority is recognised and obeyed
Kingdom people—looking to obey Jesus Christ at all times and in all things and in all places
“the Kingdom is built on repenting of our sin and rebellion against God and restoring our relationships with God and with our neighbor, resuming our role as regents acting under God, with authority to establish and advance God’s reign on earth as it is in heaven.”
Trousdale, Jerry,Sunshine, Glenn. The Kingdom Unleashed
3. Walk by both Spirit and Word
How do we overcome our error? By feasting on the glory of God.
“For years as a church planter in Los Angeles, I really longed to get committed disciples. Sometimes I was successful, and sometimes I wasn’t. But finally I realized that I had everything reversed, I was going about it the wrong way. It was the parable of the treasure hidden in a field that made me see it—the man found it and covered it up, but what caught me was the next phrase: “in his joy he goes and sells all that he has” to buy the field. What I realized was that I’d been asking people to be committed to the King—without showing them the amazing treasure of Who He is and the life we have in Him! Once I began to unfold His majesty and glory, then we began to see people joyfully giving up all to have Him. So now, wherever I go, it is to help brothers and sisters unveil the majesty of the King and what His plans are.”
11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. 12 Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.