The Kingdom

Welcome to this series on the Kingdom of God. I am taking the approach of imagining I am living in Israel around 30AD and am starting to hear about this Jesus from Nazareth preaching something about the Kingdom of God. From this vantage point I know nothing of church history that occurred after that date. I am however familiar with what you people call the “Old Testament” – old huh? it was the only one we had at the time.

It’s going to take some time to do this – there are over 80 verses in the New Testament that refer to the Kingdom of Heaven or the Kingdom of God, so check back here often.

I am hoping this approach will allow you to hear this message in a new and refreshing way.


  1. Introduction
  2. Matthew 3:1-3 Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near.
  3. Matthew 4:12-25 The good news of the Kingdom.
  4. Matthew 5:1-10 For theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
  5. Matthew 5:17-20 Least in the Kingdom of heaven.
  6. Matthew 6:33 Seek first the Kingdom.
  7. Matthew 7:13-23 Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord.
  8. Matthew 8:5-13 Faith of the Centurion.
  9. Matthew 9:35-38 The good news of the Kingdom.
  10. Matthew 10:5-8 The Kingdom of heaven has come near.
  11. Matthew 11:11-15 Lessons from John the Baptist.
  12. Matthew 12:25-28 Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined.
  13. Matthew 13:10-17 Secrets of the Kingdom.