This week begins our study on the kingdom of God. John the Baptist came preaching repentance, forgiveness of sins, and salvation. But Jesus came preaching, “The kingdom of God is here!”
As we ask, “What is the kingdom of God?” we answer with Scriptures that explain why Jesus came. Most notably, he came to destroy the devil and his works, which include sin, sickness, and demonic possession. Jesus’ death and resurrection also opened the way for anyone to be baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire, for the purpose of bringing God’s kingdom on the earth!