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Build My Life Pt. 4: Citizenship

Summary:

God’s Kingdom is here! But what is the Kingdom of God? What do we need to be part of His Kingdom building?


Key Scriptures:

Matthew 6:33 NKJV

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.


Mark 1:15 Passion

His message was this: “At last the fulfillment of the age has come! It is time for the realm of God’s kingdom to be experienced in its fullness! Turn your lives back to God and put your trust in the hope-filled gospel!”

What is the Kingdom of God?


  • kingdom” in Greek = basileia = royalty, realm, kingdom, reign, kingship, royal power, dominion 


  • The Kingdom of God is the good news of God’s reign over His creation.

‣ It has a King: King Jesus!

‣ It has Citizens: Bible-believing followers of Christ

‣ It has Laws: The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39)

‣ It has a Mission: (Matthew 6:10)

5 Requirements To Be A Kingdom Builder:


#1) BE BORN AGAIN

(Bible References: Mark 1:15; John 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17)


  • Being born-again gives you citizenship to His Kingdom Realm.


  • You know you are born-again when your life takes a drastic change.


  • Like marriage , your life changes radically and someone moves in with you and continues to live with you. 

#2) BE IN PARTNERSHIP

(Bible References: Galatians 2:20; 2 Peter 1:3-4; John 12:24-25)


  • We must exchange our life for His. His Will over ours.

#3) BE IN THE PROCESS

(Bible References: Acts 10:34-35; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:10-13; Philippians 1:6; 2 Peter 1:5-8; Ephesians 4:14-15)


  • It’s not what you don’t have that disqualifies you... It’s who you have that qualifies you.


  • To be used by God you don’t need to be prefect. Just stay in the process... stay in the progress.

#4) BE FAITHFULLY OBEDIENT

(Bible References: John 14:15; Luke 11:28; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 2 John 1:6)


  • Obedience is God’s love language.

#5) BE HUMBLY REAL

(Bible References: Colossians 3:9; Ephesians 4:25; Mark 14:32-34)


  • You can’t fake it till you make it. You got to faith it till you make it!


  • If it’s okay for Jesus to not be okay, what makes you think it’s not okay for you to not be okay?

CONCLUSION

(Bible Reference: Philippians 2:13)


  • The key to being an active citizen, a Kingdom builder you need to stay connected with God’s heart, His Will, and stay in the process and continue to trust Him in obedience.


  • To be a great Kingdom builder you need a...

Great Purpose to live for.

Great Principles to live by.

Great Power to live on.

Great People to live with.