The Kingdom of God is one of the central topics of New Testament teaching; nevertheless there is considerable disagreement about its interpretation. In this study, focussing on the Lord's teaching in the Synoptic Gospels, with Daniel as a background and the Acts and the Epistles as an extension, the writer examines important issues such as the nature and values of the Kingdom; the relationship between its present apparent imperfection and future visible glory; between Israel, the Kingdom and the Church; the action of God in establishing it, and the corresponding responsibilities laid on believers. The writer constantly stresses the necessity that the doctrine of the Kingdom work out in the practice of discipleship, and in living expectation of the Lord's return. "Seek ye first..." ends in "Occupy till I come". The primary purpose of the book is teaching, (and the indexes will help in using it for study and reference), but it constantly reverts to devotional reflections on the beauty of the Lord.
Table of Contents
Priorities; Understanding the Scriptures; 'The Time is Fulfilled'; 'The God of Heaven'; Some Questions about the Millenium; The Sermon on the Mount; The Mysteries of the Kingdom; The Parable of the Sower; Preaching the Word; Evil in the Kingdom; The Treasure and the Pearl; he Net Cast into the Sea; The Kingdom of Heaven and the Church; The Transfiguration; The Olivet Discourse; The Kingdom in the Epistles; 'Occupy Till I Come'; Appendix; Index of Subjects; Index of Scriptures