Without God's Spirit, there is nothing we can do that will count for God's kingdom. Without God's Spirit, the church simply can't be the church.
N. T. Wright
Sublime wonders lie in store,I am shown a regal residence;a mighty kingdom, an empirewith more grandeur than before.
E. A. Bucchianeri
A kingdom always includes three fundamental components: a ruler, a realm of subjects who fall under his rule, and the rules or governances.
The South is one of those kingdoms of the mind, like India or Scotland, that are neat and understandable only to people who have never been there.
The monarchy of the Greeks for want of an heir was broken into several kingdoms; four of which, seated to the four winds of heaven, were very eminent. For Ptolemy reigned over Egypt, Lybia and Ethiopia ; Antigonus over Syria and the lesser Asia; Lysimachus over Thrace ; and Cassander over Macedon, Greece and Epirus .
This is what God's kingdom is like: a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table, not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry, because they said yes. And there's always room for more.
Rachel Grace Held
I study once in a while. But my parents never pushed us into anything. Until we were 18, my mother would make us go with her to Kingdom Hall, and when we turned of age, she let us choose what we wanted to.
A smile remains the most inexpensiv gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.
Pride erects a little kingdom of its own, and acts as sovereign in it.
When I returned to the United Kingdom, I found that I could no longer justify Islamist extremism as the antidote.
When the devil makes his offer (always open incidentally) of the kingdoms of the earth, it is the bordellos which glow so alluringly to most of us, not the banks and the counting-houses and the snow-swept corridors of power . . . Sex is the mysticism of a materialistic society - in the beginning was the Flesh, and the Flesh became Word; with its own mysteries - this is my birth pill; swallow it in remembrance of me! - and its own sacred texts and scriptures - the erotica which fall like black atomic rain on the just and unjust alike, drenching us, stupefying us. To be carnally minded is life!
The gospel of the kingdom must be preached with evidence; it must be preached as a witness.This can only be done by christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit.
T. L. Osborn