– Gene Mims. Broadman & Holman Publishers.
While church growth, discipleship, evangelism, ministry, preaching and teaching are each important aspects of the Great Commission, Jesus’ life focused on the kingdom of God. “All the good things we do in church make sense only in light of the kingdom of God,” Mims explains. “The kingdom of God is the reign of God in today’s world. The kingdom is the ultimate reality and sovereign movement of God in the universe. This is expressed in the transforming truth that Jesus Christ rules over all things and is evidenced by God’s supernatural work in and through believers in local churches. The kingdom of God must be the central life focus that every person should seek and align with in order to know the full and abundant life God created people to experience in Christ.”
Traits of a kingdom-focused church include:
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