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4 Characteristics of people who are Kingdom People

by Brian on October 24, 2010

[adsenseyu1]Today I want to share with you 4 Characteristics of people who are Kingdom People.

When Jesus walked the earth he preached ‘the kingdom of God.’ We need to be people who live as if we are from another kingdom.

Here are the 4 characteristics of kingdom people.

1. Be a light in dark places (Matt 5 v16)

16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Whether we are in school, work, home. Our light is supposed to shine forth. We are supposed to be different from those around us. If you got up and announced you were a Christian would people be surprised or not?

2. Don’t be quick to retaliate (Matthew 5 v38-42)

8“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

What Jesus is saying here is do not be quick to retaliate against people. Today we have some gangsta Christians in churches who are quick to fight and quarrel with anyone who treads on them. We need to be humble.

3. Love your enemies

Matthew 5 v43-44

43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[b] and pray for those who persecute you,

We are to love our enemies and pray for them as well. If God kicked us everytime we sinned some of us won’t be able to walk for days. Let us learn to love as he loves us even when we do wrong and let us learn to pray for our enemies that they will change.

4. Guard your heart

Proverbs 4 v23

23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

The wisest man to ever live said that you must guard your heart. Sometimes our heart has ungodly desires and we need to guard it or we will go astray. This is the most important one. There are many things we want but if we are not careful it could lead us astray.

Be careful what you desire because it may cause you to expire.

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