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Receiving the kingdom of God (Hebrews 12:28)

1) Why is the word “receiving” important? ________________________________
2) What does “shaken” remind you of? ___________________________________
3) What errors are refuted by Heb. 12:28? ____________________________________________
4) This “unshakable kingdom” is a key point throughout the Bible. Many spoke of it.
5) What did John the Baptist say (Mt. 3:2)? ______________________________________
6) Who else spoke of it (Mt. 4:23)? _____________________________________________
7) Jesus said this message ___________________ be preached (Lk. 4:43).
8) Who else knew of the kingdom message (Lk. 8:1)? ______________________________
9) How “soon” was the kingdom to come (Mk. 1:14-15)? ___________________________
10) Discuss the expression “word of the kingdom” in Mt. 13:19 – _________________________
11) Compare this to Heb. 4:12.
12) The apostles went on a “limited commission” and preached what message (Mt. 10:1, 7)? ______
13) Jesus later appointed ________ (Lk. 10:1) and what was their message (Lk. 10:9-11)? ___________
14) Passages that are impossible to explain if the kingdom of God has not come:
a) Mt. 6:33 – ____________________________
b) Jn. 3:3, 5 – ____________________________
c) Acts 8:12 – Why preach this if there is no kingdom? ______________________________
d) Acts 28:23, 31 – ____________________________________________________________
15) A kingdom must have four components: a territory, a kingdom, a system of law, and subjects.
16) This is an earthly definition that is certainly consistent with scripture.
17) In the truest sense of the word “kingdom” in the Bible means “the reign/rule/power of God.”
18) This full meaning of the term is reflected in other parts of the letter – Heb. 10:27, 31.
19) Part of God’s kingdom (ruler/power/reign) is the kingdom created by Christ—the church.
20) This kingdom is described in both general and specific terms. We start with the general.
a) Dan. 7:13-14 – _________________________________________
b) Fulfilled by Christ – Mt. 28:18.
c) It was to be set up in Jerusalem (Isa. 2:2-3; Mic. 4:2).
d) Fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost (Lk. 24:46-49 + Acts 2:1-4).
e) Ps. 2 is Messianic – it predicted a universal reign – Ps. 2:6-8.
f) Fulfilled – Phil. 2:9-11.
g) The kingdom was to be one of righteousness (Isa. 9:7).
h) This has been fulfilled – Eph. 4:11-16.

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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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