July 17, 2022

Kingdom Characteristics

Text: Luke 18:1-17
Dr. Peter Green

Have you ever thought about what kind of people God wants in his family? Today’s text covers two parables and a real life example involving protagonists who were not highly esteemed in Jewish culture of the day. Through them, Jesus teaches us that citizens of his kingdom are to be characterized by hopeful persistence, repentant humility and childlike dependence. We do well to take inventory individually and as a congregation whether we display these qualities and whether the poor, the vulnerable and the despised would feel welcomed into our midst.