The Story of God’s Kingdom
A Blog Series on The Kingdom of God
This fall, The Gospel Project for Adults and Students is leading participants on a journey through the story line of Scripture once again, this time looking at the theme of God’s kingdom. With every study we run a corresponding blog series as an additional resource for churches and groups using The Gospel Project.
- Jesus and The Kingdom of God – Phillip Bethancourt
- Jesus, Our Long Awaited King – Matt Capps
- Culture and The Kingdom of God – Bruce Ashford
- Family Life and The Kingdom of God – Gloria Furman
- Mission and The Kingdom of God – Ed Stetzer
- Political Engagement and The Kingdom of God – Russell Moore
- Work and The Kingdom of God – Matt Perman
- Friendship and The Kingdom of God – Trillia Newbell
- Leadership and The Kingdom of God – Philip Nation
The Story of God’s Kingdom
The story of Scripture is a story of war—a cosmic battle between a good King who loves His broken creation and the Evil One whose kingdom is marked by rebellion and suffering. Miss the drama between these two kingdoms—the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness—and you miss a major part of the tension of the Bible.
But wait, there’s more. This battle of kingdoms isn’t just the story of our world; it’s your story, and mine. There is a battle for our souls.
- What kind of people will we be?
- Whose kingdom will we belong to?
We will worship; we will bow down; it’s in our nature as human beings to live under someone or something’s authority. The question is who gets our loyalty? Will we bow the knee before the King of kings, or will we pursue our own kingdoms and live as if we are in charge?
Why we are excited about The Gospel Project study on “The Story of God’s Kingdom”
Here are a few reasons you will not want to miss our Fall 2014 study:
First, we’re tackling some tough passages, including the origin and fall of Satan (the rebellion in heaven before the rebellion on earth). Wedding biblical and systematic theology together in a way that is exegetically sound is challenging, but I believe the writers did an excellent job in helping us see the big picture of God’s kingdom.
We’ve also made improvements to the personal study guide, adding some interactive and reflective elements, along with a “Live On Mission” page that sums up the missional impulse flowing out of each session.
Finally, for groups that don’t meet every week or want shorter studies, we are offering The Gospel Project in two 6-week versions, Longing for the King and Kingdom Come. And, like every volume, digital downloads are available for leaders who don’t want printed copies.
Every week, we pray for people studying the Bible and using The Gospel Project. This fall, we are praying God reveals the hidden idols of our hearts, magnifies the greatness of King Jesus, and transforms us into heralds of the returning King. May God make us a people who live under the lordship of Christ and speak of His excellency to those around us who have not yet bent the knee. The King has a mission, and we are His messengers.