Our Annual Focus for September 2017–June 2018 is titled Kingdom. Click below to view our accompanying materials!
9/17: Kingdom Values (Matthew 5:1-12)
Resource: Small Group Questions
Videos: Series Intro Video, Kingdom at Hand: Alex Mejias
9/24: Kingdom Impact (Matthew 5:13-16)
10/1: The Impossible Kingdom (Matthew 5:17-26)
10/8: Kingdom Integrity (Matthew 5:27-37)
10/15: Kingdom Relationships (Matthew 5:38-48)
10/22: Kingdom Disciplines (Matthew 6:1-18)
10/29: Kingdom Ambition (Matthew 6:19-24)
11/5: Kingdom Peace (Matthew 6:25-34)
11/12: Kingdom Attitude (Matthew 7:1-20)
11/19: Kingdom Commitment (Matthew 7:21-29)
About This Message Series
This fall we will be studying Jesus’ first teachings on the kingdom of God in the Gospel of Matthew. It is a section of Scripture we call the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus described God’s kingdom as one that stands in contrast to the world. It is a kingdom in which its citizens, the followers of Jesus, live a life marked by a new set of values and behaviors. The Sermon on the Mount depicts what human life and human community look like when they come under the gracious rule of their true King, Jesus Christ.
As we study, we will be asked to examine ourselves (inwardly and outwardly) to see how we are living and reflecting these kingdom values. If we allow Jesus to lead us, we will discover a greater dependency on Him and a greater freedom from the world. Ultimately Jesus teaches that life in his kingdom is abundant life.