The Kingdom of God is of INFINITE VALUE. It is worth more than everything you own (See See Matthew 13:44-46; 19:13-30).
The Kingdom of God is under GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY (See Matthew 20:1-15; 6:9-13). God is the boss. He is the good, loving, perfect, generous creator and sustainer of this world.
The Kingdom of God can only be entered when one is GENUINELY REPENTANT (See Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43; 3:1, 7-9). You must know that you have a sin problem, feel sorrow about this sin problem, decide to turn from your sin to God, grow in your obedience to God.
To move from KINGDOM CONFUSION to KINGDOM LIVING, you must know and believe in, and live with the understanding of the greatness of the Kingdom of God, the sovereignty of God, and because of your sin, your deep need for God.
During the final chapel session on Friday morning, we looked Colossians 1:9-14, which is Paul's prayer for those who have been delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Jesus. A kingdom life bears fruit (v. 10), increases in the knowledge of God (v. 10), is strengthened by God (v. 11), gives thanks to God (v. 12).
In speaking on God's Sovereignty, I shared a way to remember the attributes of God when you pray. The EIEIO's.
Check out Week 5 JRs.