Sunday School

6/7/2020

Mrs. Joyce Hicks

Luke 17:20-21

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

We are only going to cover 2 verses this week.  Please take the time to dig into these verses.  Do a little research on the kingdom of God and what the Jews were looking for and what the Pharisees were afraid of.  

Demanded when the kingdom of God should come

  • Still looking for the wrong kind of kingdom
  • Observation – here are two different quotes to ponder

The ancient Greek word translated observation is better-translated, hostile examination. Jesus told the Pharisees that their hostile, doubting eyes were unable to see or receive the kingdom of God. – Guzik

The word there in the Greek is a word that means with outward manifestation or an outward show. You’re not gonna see an outward display of the kingdom at this time. – Smith

  • Always looking for a sign
  • Nervous

Kingdom of God

  • Those who fail to recognize the King cannot see His kingdom – MacArthur
  • King – they were not looking for a Savior 
    • After all they were already righteous in their own eyes
    • Jesus did not fit their expectations of a King
    • Nothing regal
  • King of Kings – Do you know Him?