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Kingdom College

A Passion for Kingdom Life and the People Who Live It

Kingdom College offers foundational classes for every disciple of Jesus Christ. Kingdom College classes are held on Tuesdays evenings at 7:00 p.m. during our regular mid-week encounter and are open to everyone. Learn who you are in Christ and what you are supposed to be doing. Kingdom College is the perfect platform to preach His Kingdom and teach His ambassadors.

Here is a summary of recent Kingdom College classes:

Government, Grace and Glory
Within any kingdom, the king of that domain establishes the rules in which to govern his territory. Therefore, when the Kingdom of God is mentioned, we should instantly think about God’s government, and the rules He has established. Isaiah 9:6 declares, “…the government shall be upon His shoulder.” As Christians, we are citizens of God’s Kingdom (Philippians 3:20); therefore, in God’s government we must understand that we submit to Him. As we submit, we receive (get) His grace. Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords, and God has set Him as the chief cornerstone of the church (Ephesians 2:20). The government of God leads us into the grace of God. The grace of God will then lead us to the glory of God. There is no glory without grace, and there is no grace without the government of God. In today’s society there is conflict because people are focused on self. However, once we come into the government of God our focus has to shift to God’s way of doing things (Romans 12:2). Now, if we do not watch it, we’ll pick up the same stench that the world has and say, “it’s all about me!” But understand that, ‘Self focus is bad focus!’ The Kingdom of God should always be ahead of ‘me’.

In Acts 6:5-6 we see the governmental endorsement of God at work. In the coming times before us (as the church) we’ll need great grace and power upon our lives to help us stand as we deliver the truth of God’s word to the world. The only way to confront sin is with the truth.

In John 8:1-11 Jesus asks the woman caught in adultery “Where did all your accusers go?” She replies, “They
left.” The scripture does not tell us why they left. It could have been because they had also committed adultery, and some were even with her. So Jesus, tells her, “Go and sin no more.”

In another place Jesus tells someone else the same thing (John 5:14), and adds, “sin no more so that something worse cannot come about.” We need to recognize that Jesus saves people; however, He also brings them under conviction by telling them, ‘you cannot continue on the same path.’

We know that God looks on the heart, and ultimately, that is the difference in what Peter and Judas did. Both men ignored their connection with Jesus, but one of them had betrayal in his heart and the other didn’t. One died, the other became an apostle. Why? Peter dealt with his heart, but Judas refused to deal with the sin. We cannot allow sin, in our heart or in our lives, to remain unchecked.

If you allow sin to remain, it will change you, and little by little it will turn your heart from God. Come under the Government of God, and humble yourself so that Grace and promotion can come upon your life and those of your household. Then the glory of God will come, and He will exalt (Glory) you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6; 2 Corinthians 12:9)

Look forward to seeing you at the next Kingdom College class.