“Seeking the Kingdom” Sermon Series
“I’ve got amazing news!” Has anyone ever said that to you? What was your reaction? What were you feeling inside when you heard their excitement? When someone says that to me I get a rush of adrenaline and curiosity. I start thinking “Wow! I can’t wait to hear this!” I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for this news. They definitely have my attention.
This is how Jesus starts His ministry. Jesus’ first words recorded in Mark’s gospel, when Jesus starts his ministry, are “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15
Jesus was saying, “I have amazing news!” What was Jesus’ good news? The Kingdom of God is here. The day you all have been waiting for is finally here, right now. This Kingdom is here and available to every one of you.
This was an epic declaration that was at the core of Jesus’ life and ministry. However, this is only amazing news to us if we actually know what is this Kingdom that Jesus was announcing. What does He mean? What kind of Kingdom? Is this about going to heaven? Is this a governmental or political Kingdom? Many of Jesus’ listeners would have heard His excitement, but they may have had more questions than answers. We might have the same or even more questions.
Our year verse is from Matthew 6 “Seek first the Kingdom…” What does it mean to seek The Kingdom? What is this Kingdom we are meant to be seeking? Over the next 8 weeks we are going to explore this amazingly good news that Jesus has for us and what it means for each and every person on the planet.
I’m so excited to adventure into what the Kingdom of God actually is. Please join us as we dive deeper into the best news we could ever hear!
– Pastor Kevin