B-Group Lesson Part 7 of 10
Big Idea: The Message of Jesus during his time on earth was to expand God’s Kingdom. All through the Gospels, the Kingdom of God (and Heaven) is mentioned over 100 times! The Kingdom of God is His reign and rule. If you want to be a part of the Kingdom, then He must have access to rule over every area of your life.
“Jesus Christ did not come to form a religion but to establish a kingdom.”
Jesus gave three parables to teach us that while on this earth there will be mixture.
Question: Many people will hear the good news of the Gospel, but not everyone will listen. When was the first time you heard the Gospel and said YES to following Jesus? Share with the group.
Like the Parable of the Mustard Seed, God starts with something small and ends with something much bigger than what is expected. When just one person or family partners their faith with God, His Kingdom expands. His power cannot be stopped! For example, Bethany church started with one man who turned left instead of right. Countless lives have been transformed because of one decision made by one man on a lonely road 60 years ago.
Question: What legacy do you want to leave for your family? What are some small steps you can take right now that can have eternal impact? Share with the group.
Jesus taught on the Parable of the Pearl, which explains how a merchant was looking for these costly gems. When he found one of great worth, he sold everything else in order to purchase this pearl, which represents the Kingdom of God! You will face moments of sacrifice to gain the Kingdom, but nothing will ever be more valuable. Many that have gone before us have sacrificed family and even life for the Kingdom.
Question: Have you had to sacrifice anything since beginning your walk with Christ? Maybe you had to give up a hobby, significant other, etc. Share with the group.
Our hearts are full of expectation as we learned of the great work that is beginning in Puerto Rico. This is God’s Church and HE is building it! Here is how each of us can be a part of the Kingdom this week.