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    of the kingdom of God can be considered in the present and future tense. Before one can understand the present, he must understand the past. In Strauss’ video session 16 – Message of Jesus, he alluded to the Garden of Eden and how everything was in perfect harmony until Adam disobeyed God (Zondervan, FOUR PORTRAITS, ONE JESUS, 2016). God created everything and he gave man the authority over all living creatures. However, Satan decided to tempt Adam and used his wife as the tempter. God gave the

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    submit to God, there is now the power of God, also could be referred to as the Kingdom of Heaven, working in and through that person. There is a clear picture painted when looking at scriptures in 1 Corinthians and Matthew. 1 Corinthians 4:20 says that the Kingdom of God does not consist of talk but of power and Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” So that is saying to seek His Kingdom and the Kingdom comes in power

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    ministry, he proclaims the Good News, which is the coming of Kingdom of God. He did not intend to replace or contradict any Jewish laws, teachings or institutions in his ministry1, and employed some narrative methods used in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. One method he used was the parables. Jesus used the parables to explain spiritual issues in a simple way for ordinary people to understand his message. Jesus tries to introduce the Kingdom into everyday life by using the parables in his ministry2

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    The Existence of the Kingdom of God in Today's World The kingdom of God is still very relevant to Christians today. The fact is that the kingdom of god is still at hand. It is here and now, and not in the distant future. You can reach it now, by changing your ways and listening to the word of God. It is very possible for a cynic to say that there is no God out there. For I know of many atheists who believe that God never existed at all, and that he was a being that was thought up by the

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    The Kingdom Of God from Mark's Gospel In Mark’s Gospel there are six parables that relate to the kingdom of God. The parable of the Seed Growing secretly (4:26-29), The Parable of the Sower (4:1-9, 13-20), The Parable of the Lamp (4:21-25, The Parable of the Mustard Seed (4:30-34), Jesus and the Children (10:13-19), The Rich Man (10:17-27) and The Greatest Commandment (12:28-34). In each of the parables there is a simple meaning behind each of them. The meaning behind them is not explained

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    Teaching About the Kingdom of God in the Parables of Mark's Gospel To answer this question I will study four parables from marks gospel. The four parables are; * The sower, * The seed (growing secretly), * The lamp, * The mustard seed The Sower In this parable the parable of the sower is a parable of which Jesus relates to the Kingdom of God as if it were a seed. He says that some people are like seeds that all fall along the path to which they wont grow but be taken away

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    The Teaching About the Kingdom of God in the Parables of Mark’s Gospel Jesus’ message from the beginning of Mark’s Gospel is: “The right time has come and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sin and believe the Good News” The announcement of the Kingdom of God is the most important topic of the whole Gospel. For entrance into the Kingdom of God, you must repent. Doing this means a person has to completely change his or her life. The religious leaders of the time did not believe

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    an illustration for the points in a sermon. It conveys its message of truth through analogy, through comparison or contrast. Jesus spoke to the people in this manner for a few distinct reasons. Parables are told to reveal the truths about the kingdom of God. To be revealed in a manner in which only those who truly care will come to know. By doing so Jesus was able to separate the audience into two groups, the righteous and the wicked. The wicked would take the story at face value; never truly

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    The Kingdom of God is a new creation, “full of God’s grace, and creation’s destiny being fulfilled” (Powell, 2008, pp. 174). It is the hope and redemption for Israel. The preaching of the Good News embodies the Kingdom of God (Powell, 2008, pp. 175). Jesus preached the affirmation that Israel was God’s elect people, and that He came to bring forth God’s grace and mercy to the world. In addition, the Kingdom of God brought forth holiness, the fulfillment of the prophecy’s from the Old Testament

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    State: The Kingdom of God has been inaugurated in the first advent of Jesus, who now sit enthroned and reigns in heaven. His Kingdom continues to expand by the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the Church, which has been given His kingdom mandate to transform society to the glory of God. Presently, Satan has been bound so that he is unable to impede the work of Christ throughout the world. As such, the Church, now, stands as the true, spiritual “Israel,” and will inherit the promises made to

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