Kingdom of God

The Hidden Kingdom

Scripture: Mark 4:26-32

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Whitaker

God works in mysterious ways. God is often working in hidden ways to bring about what God wants. We are sometimes not even aware of what God is doing behind the obvious. The Kingdom of God can begin like a small seed but grow into an enormous plant. Growth happens beneath the surface. We should not dismiss what seems unimpressive. God has a way of bringing great results from the smallest of seeds.

Standards of the Kingdom

Scripture: Matthew 25:31-40

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Whitaker

Jesus is the King of the Kingdom. Jesus has some standards for his followers. God is generous with us. We are to be generous toward others. Help those in need who lack the basics of life--food, water, clothing, and shelter. Welcome the marginalized. Welcome the stranger and the prisoner--those marginalized by others' choices and their own.