On Scot McKnight's blog (Jesus Creed), he recently did a seven-part series exploring the biblical teaching on the Kingdom of God. In my humble opinion, this blog series is an excellent companion piece to the practical application on Kingdom living you'll find in Part 3 of his book, The Jesus Creed.
Since I feel that "The Kingdom of God" is perhaps the most crucial topic that a Christian is to understand (after all, it was what Jesus’ proclaimed as the “good news” or “Gospel!”), I asked Scot if I could publish the whole thing at my website for people to be able to download and read.
So here it is! It’s in pdf format, so you can print it out and give it the attention it deserves. Follow this link:
The Kingdom of God by Scot McKnight
For those of you who have not yet read Scot McKnight’s The Jesus Creed (and shame on you! It did after all, win Christianity Today’s 2005 Best Book on Christian Living!), you will love Part Three (chapters 13-18), which deals with “The Society of the Jesus Creed.”
In the prologue to part 3, Scot writes,
“Because Jesus’ mission was to establish the kingdom of God—
The society in which the Jesus Creed transforms life—
A spiritually formed person lives out kingdom values in the Society of the Jesus Creed.”
It is a very readable and practical guide to living the Christians life of "Kingdom Values"--the values of transformation, "mustard seed," justice, restoration, joy, and eternal perspective.