The coming of the kingdom of God was Jesus’ central message.  Everything else in the gospels is a way of illustrating what that means.

Nature: righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17)

Context: God’s reign and his rule (Believers are to be subjects of God’s kingdom).

Expresion: values counter to the ‘natural’ operating system of the world.

Object: redemption of humankind.

Readings prior were from Psalm 103 and Luke 17:20-21.