VISION OF THE KINGDOM   

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33)

Jesus said that we should first seek God's kingdom and His righteousness. Our first priority ought to be to seek God's authority, His will, His plan, and His righteousness, which literally means His righteous acts of ministry. So our first objective ought to be to find God's plan, and how we can serve Him directly.  I am sure that many believers do this or at least try to. If we studied what Jesus taught about the kingdom of God (which is extensive) it is clear that His will can be elusive and we can make mistakes. But the larger question we seek to ask in these studies is are we collectively following a practice that seeks God's kingdom first?

Have you, as a believer, ever worked together with other believers in spreading the Gospel? Have you met with others in a way in which everyone could pray or speak or teach? Have you met with others in an atmosphere of equity and encouragement for all to minister? Have you ever attended a Gospel witnessing meeting? In our assembling, do we truly seek God's kingdom and follow Jesus' example of praying for the sick, and the oppressed, helping the poor and needy, caring for the homeless?

The studies below are intended to simply look at some of our traditions and ask the question: are we truly seeking God's kingdom together as brothers and sisters in the Lord?


The Five Folds of Jesus' Ministry......In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus outlined His ministry. He spread a Gospel of salvation, healing, deliverance for those in need and He released others to apostolic liberty--the freedom to minister and serve God......click here to download.........

About History......Between us today and the times of the Bible there are hundreds of years of Christian history. Hundreds of years of people who have decided how Christians will practice their faith. Did those folks make the right decisions for us today?......click here to download.........

Practice, Practice, Practice........How do you practice your faith? Are you truly following the new testament and the example that Jesus set?......click here to download.........

Apostles vs Pastors........Here it is the battle of the century! Who wins?! Does the Bible tell us more about aposltes or pastors, and what does this mean for us?......click here to download.........

Buzzwords on Authority......."Obey, submit, follow the rule"....these are words taken out of the Bible to reenforce human authority among believers. Have you ever studied them, or have they just been force fed to you?......click here to download.........

What is Tithe?.....10% of what, to whom for what purpose? What does the Bible say about tithe? This simple study explains the myth of tithe that tradition has given us.......click here to download.........

What We Could Be Like.....When we are together in the Lord we could be very powerful for Him and His kingdom. Or we could follow a ritual and human authority. The choice is ours.......click here to download.........

A Trip In A Time Machine......This article teaches some points about church history that relate to Christian practice.......click here to download.........

What's Wrong With Home Church?.....Home church is a step in a right direction toward new testament practice. But home church can fall to many of the same mistakes found in traditional church!......click here to download.........

About Tongues......Controversy sometimes surrounds the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Read this simple study, it might shed some light on what the Bible is really talking about in this area.......click here to download.........

A Quick Tour of the Church......Do we understand that traditional church practice is based on the old testament sacrificial laws...the "stuff" that Israel had to do in order to have their sin forgiven?......click here to download.........

The Christian Quiz.....This study, in the form of a simple quiz, will lead people to a greater understanding of Christian practice.......click here to download.........

Quiz on Authority..........This short quiz debunks many of the myths tradition has handed to us about human authority in Christianity.......click here to download.........

Quiz on Giving......Christians should give. But does tradition lead us to give to ourselves?......click here to download.........

Quiz on Ministry......Who has ministry gifts? According to the Bible what percentage of believers have ministry gifts?......click here to download.........

Kingdom of God/Kingdom of Heaven................This is an extensive Bible study on all the verses of scripture that refer to the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. We would ask you to take the time to do your own study on this subject. This open Bible study could be a great starting point for you as it simply presents this subject with simple commentary as a jumping off point for your own further study. But please do MORE thatn just study the kingdom--SEEK IT!.....click here to download.........
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