Jesus’ primary message was the Gospel: ‘The time has come and God’s Kingdom is here!’ (Mark 1:14-15).
His audience – mainly Jews who knew the Old Testament back-to-front – must not have been clear exactly what He meant, because He spent a lot of time explaining what God’s Kingdom was like, including, “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough” (Matthew 13:33).
Among other things, this suggests that God’s Kingdom is not limited to a particular time, or place, group, organisation, or institution. It’s something that spreads at a very micro level and transforms everything it touches, until everything is changed.
What does that look like in our individual lives? What does it look like in our families? Our neighbourhoods? Our nations?
Impossible questions to answer exactly, because each one is so different and has its own unique characteristics and stage of development. However, God not only knows – He is actively working towards it and inviting us to participate.
Our part is to press in with prayer so we can better partner with Him.
How to start? Below is a creative and simple tool that was shared with me by Phil Alessi (Who is Phil Alessi?) – consider trying it out. Even better with your family or a small group of like-minded friends.