What is the Church?
Part Two: The Kingdom of God

1. The history of man and God is a history of God calling mankind to Himself
    a. The church is the “Calling of God: – Acts 2:39, John 12:32
    b. Today we will see that the church is “The Kingdom of God”

I. The church established
    a. Matthew 16:18
    b. Hebrews 9:16-17
    c. Acts 2:1, 14, 23
    d. Acts 2:38-41, 47
        i. ekklesia – the called out
    e. Isaiah 2:2-4
        i. I Timothy 3:15

II. The inauguration of the Kingdom
    a. Daniel 2:40-43
        i. Daniel 2:44
    b. Matthew 3:1-2
        i. Mark 1:15, Matthew 10:5-7, Luke 10:9
    c. Acts 1:6-8
    d. Mark 9:1

III. So, is the church the kingdom?
    a. Revelation 1:4-6
    b. Hebrews 3:1, Letter addressed to Christians
    c. Hebrews 12:23, church; Hebrews 12:28, kingdom
    d. Luke 22:28-30
        i. Acts 20:7

    1. The church is the “Calling of God:
    2. The church is the “Kingdom”

Next week, the church is “The body of Christ”