This is a continuation of the series, "Ways to see more harvest."
I often think that we preach a Santa Claus gospel. We portray God to those who don't yet know him as some kind of divine genie who is there to give us an easy life. "Invite Jesus into your life and he will give you peace and joy." "You can know your sins are forgiven and you will go to heaven." "Raise your hand and Jesus will come into your life." We give the impression that God will answer all our prayers in just the way we want, that health and wealth and happiness will follow a decision to commit to him.
There is a grain of truth to much of this, but it is far from being the whole story. So what is the Gospel of the Kingdom? The blessings are even more than portrayed above, but there is another side to it too. Our side. Our responsibilities as members and ambassadors for the Kingdom.
What do you think is the Gospel of the Kingdom?