Luke 1:31-33 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
The Kingdom of God is not an earthly kingdom that will be established in the future but is a spiritual kingdom that is founded in our hearts through Jesus Christ.
I. Location of the Kingdom
A. John 18:36-37 Not of this world.
B. Luke 17:20-21 It is within you.
II. The Kingdom is Spiritual
A. Romans 14:17 Righteousness, peace, and joy.
B. I Corinthians 4:20 The kingdom is in power.
III. Time of Establishment
A. Luke 16:16 Preaching of the king- dom began under John the Bap- tist.
B. Luke 4:43 Jesus preached the king dom.
C. Mark 1:14-15 The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.
D. Mark 9:1 Promised before the disciples’ death.
E. Acts 1:1-3 Promise fulfilled with the Holy Spirit.
IV. Entrance Into the Kingdom
A. John 3:3 Must be born again.
B. Luke 16:16 Press into it.
V. Reigning in the Kingdom
A. Revelation 1:5-6 He hath made us kings and priests.
B. 1 Peter 2:9-10 A chosen genera- tion, a holy nation.
C. Romans 6:14-15 Power over sin.
D. 1 John 5:4 Power over the world.
E. Revelation 15:2-3 Victory over false religion.
F. Luke 10:17-20 Power over Satan.
VI. Proof the Kingdom is Already Set Up
A. Hebrews 12:28 We received a kingdom.
B. Colossians 1:12-13 He has translated us in the kingdom.
C. Revelation 1:9 John was in the kingdom.
VII. Duration of the Kingdom
A. Isaiah 9:6-7 Established forever.
B. Daniel 2:44 Never be destroyed.
Luke 12:31-32 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.