Jesus’s Kingdom enters the world not through conquest or government but through imperfect people and messy local churches.
Questions for Reflection
How would you put the Kingdom of God into your own words? What is the role of the Church in the Kingdom?
How does it encourage you that Jesus’s Church will never be defeated? What does that mean for your life, your relationships, and your service?
Where do you sense Jesus inviting you to take up your cross and follow him? What does it look like for you to lose your life to find it?
Read Romans 12 together. What would it look like for you to take on the mind of Christ (v. 1-2), the humility of Christ (v. 3-8), and the active love of Christ (v. 9-21)? What is one phrase in Matthew 16 or Romans 12 you want to commit to memory and prayer this week?