Share The Kingdom

May 2, 2021 • Brian Becker • LukeSeason 4

The past two weeks of our series Luke has covered how to live and seek the Kingdom of God. Join us today as Pastor Brian talks about what it means to Share the Kingdom.

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Sermon Notes - May 2, 2021
Luke: Share the Kingdom - Brian Becker

Seek The Kingdom
Live The Kingdom
Share The Kingdom

Luke 8:1-2a (NLT)
Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases…

Luke 8:2b-3 (NLT)
Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.

Luke 8:1 (NLT)
Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God…

Luke 8:1 (MSG)
He continued according to plan, traveling to town after town, village after village, preaching God’s kingdom, spreading the Message.

The gospel is the true and good news that God himself has come to rescue and restore all of creation in and through the person of Jesus on our behalf.

Luke 8:1 (NLT)
Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God…

Philippians 2:6-8 (CEB)
Though he was in the form of God, he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. But he emptied himself by taking the form of a slave and by becoming like human beings. When he found himself in the form of a human, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Augustine of Hippo
Man’s maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die.

The only way the Kingdom of God expands is through love and sacrifice.

Love is the attitude.
Sacrifice is the action.

Luke 8:1 (MSG)
He continued according to plan, traveled to town after town, village after village, preaching God’s kingdom, spreading the Message. He took with him his twelve disciples, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases.

Luke 8:1b-2a (NLT)
…He took with him his twelve disciples, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases.

Luke 8:2b-3 (NLT)
Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.

If your gospel isn’t touching others, it hasn’t touched you.” -Curry Blake

Sharing the Kingdom means we share it with everyone and anyone. No one is too far and everyone is invited.

Everyone is welcome.
Nobody is perfect.
Anything can happen.

Who is close to you but may be far from God?

Sharing the Kingdom means we often share from the place that we ourselves have experienced the goodness of God and his Kingdom breaking into our own pain and stories.

Saved people: Serve people.
Found people: Find people.
Loved people: Love people.

How has God been good to you, and how can you share it with others?

Sharing the Kingdom means we share sacrificially from what we have towards the work that Jesus is already doing.

We sacrifice our comforts
We sacrifice our preferences
We sacrifice our finances

Love is the attitude.
Sacrifice is the action.

Romans 15:13
“And now may the God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope.”