The Kingdom of God is a problem for the rich young man who wants to find eternal life.  Jesus took His difficulty to teach about the Kingdom of God. Throughout the Gospels Jesus discusses the dynamics of the Kingdom of GOD and what must be done both to understand it and get “into” it. The difficulty in Israel and still today is viewing the Kingdom as a place, when it is really a way of living. Many anticipate and equate the Kingdom of GOD with the Kingdom of heaven and they are waiting to get there and to spend eternity there.  For Jesus the Kingdom was now, and available to bring to a person’s life, both the peace and blessings of GOD.  It would be a shame to live all of one’s life anticipating heaven, only to discover it was in our midst.  Sunday we explore what the people heard, understood, and what Jesus changed for us, regarding the Kingdom of God.

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