Meditations on Lesson 3
Keys to the Kingdom: Head to Heart Guide
Think back to see if you could have said before this lesson what the keys to the kingdom are or even what the kingdom is. Have you been taught much about the Kingdom before (is lack of teaching common)? How much did Jesus teach about the Kingdom?
Rick Joyner of Morning Star Ministries in Charlotte, NC, says that the church has done a good job of preaching the gospel of salvation (getting us into heaven), but has rarely taught the gospel of the kingdom (bringing heaven down to earth)—and that this gospel of the kingdom must be preached before the Lord returns (Matthew 24:14—look it up!).
Examine and reflect upon the difference between these two gospels. There is much more to the message of the Kingdom than could be covered in this lesson, but of the four keys listed here which are needed the most? Which are used the least?
See if you can make the connection between each key and what it means to enter into the kingdom by becoming childlike.
Return to Keys to the Kingdom: Head to Heart Guide for more ways to go deeper into these truths or stay "on course" by going to the...