Lordship: The Clash of the Kingdom Matthew 6:9-14 RSV

Lordship: The Clash of the
Kingdom
Matthew 6:9-14 RSV
9 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On
earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread;
12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have
forgiven our debtors;
13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver
us from evil.
14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father also will forgive you;
Matthew 6:9-14 KJV
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our
Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy
name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our
debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the
power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you:
Jesus is God’s human name.
Christ is God’s Holy name.
Lord is God’s heavenly name.
Matthew 4:23 KJV – And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the
gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner
of sickness and all manner of disease among the
people.
Acts 1:3 KJV – To them he presented himself alive
after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them
during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of
God.
Matthew 6:33 KJV – But seek first his kingdom and his
righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as
well.
Mistakes we make with the kingdom of God is, to
either:
1. Reject the Kingdom
2. Reduce the Kingdom
Characteristics of Rome
1. Power is concentrated in the hands of the few
people who are the ruling aristocracy and
plutocracy.
2. Wealth, education and the rights of citizenship
belong to the ruling aristocracy and
plutocracy.
3. Few people were made to rule and set the
agenda of the masses.
The Kingdom of God
1. Starts with those at the bottom.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 MSG – 26 Take a good look,
friends, at who you were when you got called into this
life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best”
among you, not many influential, not many from highsociety
families. 27 Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately
chose men and women that the culture overlooks
and exploits and abuses, 28 chose these “nobodies” to
expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? 29
That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by
with blowing your own horn before God. 30 Everything
that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean
slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of
Jesus Christ. 31 That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re
going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”
2. Greatness is not having servants but being a
servant.
Mark 10:42-45 MSG – 42 Jesus got them together to
settle things down. “You’ve observed how godless rulers
throw their weight around,” he said, “and when people
get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. 43
It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants
to be great must become a servant. 44 Whoever wants
to be first among you must be your slave. 45 That is
what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve,
not to be served—and then to give away his life in
exchange for many who are held hostage.”
3. Rich farmer is a fool; Blessed are the poor and
blessed are the meek.
Luke 6:20-21 GNV – 20 Jesus looked at his disciples
and said, “Happy are you poor; the Kingdom of God
is yours! 21 “Happy are you who are hungry now; you
will be filled! “Happy are you who weep now; you will
laugh!
Matthew 5:5 KJV – Blessed are the meek: for they shall
inherit the earth.
4. Tell slaves they are important.
5. Kingdom manifesto
Luke 4:16-19 KJV – 16 And he came to Nazareth, where
he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he
went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and
stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto
him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had
opened the book, he found the place where it was
written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he
hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to
the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To
preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
A. Good news to the poor – Economically
disinherited
B. Release to the captives – Socially and
politically disinherited
C. Recovery of sight to the blind – Physically
disinherited
Matthew 4:23 GNV – Jesus went all over
Galilee, teaching in the synagogues,
preaching the Good News about the
Kingdom, and healing people who had all
kinds of disease and sickness.
D. Strengthen with forgiveness those that are
bruised – Morally disinherited
E. To proclaim the year of the Lord – Radical
redistribution
Not only does the church not practice what
Jesus preached, we don’t preach what Jesus
preached.
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy
possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes
democracy necessary.”
Reinhold Neibuhr

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