Jesus taught and preached on the kingdom of God and heaven more than just about any other topic. The reign of God features prominently in Jesus’ parables, in his encounters with others and in his talks. Yet Jesus never called for his followers to focus so much on the reign of God that they become otherworldly—losing sight of our work in this world of loving our neighbors as ourselves and treating others as we would have them treat us. Understanding the reign of God frees us to be good neighbors and good citizens who can help promote security, justice and values in the public and economic sphere.
Download a four-page study guide for the article “Thy kingdom come,” which appeared in the August print edition of Living Lutheran. The study guide, written by Robert Blezard, contains four pages of questions and a copy of the article.