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Lesson 102: The Kingdom of God is Already Here (Luke 17:20-21)

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Correct, reorient, refocus…repeat. It seems that much of Jesus’s ministry happened in this way. People had spent centuries forming their own ideas about what the future of Israel would look like. They had read the Scriptures, listened to their teachers, formed other documents to inform their doctrine, and then passed these things along to the generations following. Few people foresaw the kingdom of God advanced through a carpenter from Nazareth. Pastor Daniel walks us through these verses, making the central point, “Recognize and enter the kingdom of God through faith in Jesus Christ.” He examines the challenge that came from the Pharisees, how Jesus identified their wrong understanding, and how He then corrected their wrong understanding. The kingdom was physically nearer to them than they ever would have imagined. It is near to us today as well, and we must be careful not to miss it.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Kingdom, Soteriology (Salvation)

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