We have just come back from our second visit to the Baptist Church. Again, it was fabulous. Since being disfellowshipped, i have only wanted two things: A place to be accepted and a place where i can have good upbuilding bible instruction and discussion. This church is fab for that.
In the sermon, the minister read Matthew 6:33 about seeking the Kingdom first in our lives. Being a JW for 15 years or so, it was my understanding that the Kingdom is something that we are waiting for to come in the future as prayed for in the Lords Prayer. But the minister relayed it in a different way. He spoke of the Kingdom as being inside us. He mentioned that as Christians we want to emulate the qualities of the leader of that kingdom and allow it to enter into us. I find this take very obscure, but quite refreshing to think about. So here is my question:
Is the Kingdom something inside us, is it a Kingdom which will one day come to the earth, or is it both?