Kingdom is a concept that is very important to the missional understanding of theology of the Church. It’s something I have tried to put into practice in my own teaching and preaching. But it can be a tough concept. I appreciate this from relevant magazine on the concept.
The reality is that mission takes place all the time—as we go to the store, drive in our cars, eat in our homes—everywhere we go, Jesus commands us to make disciples.
Living “on mission” for Jesus means being conscious to the Kingdom of God among us, with everything we do as an active demonstration of the Gospel.
Marketing guru Marshal Mcluhan coined the phrase, “The medium is the message,” which implies that whatever message you attempt to convey will be changed by whichever medium you use to express it. Throughout the narrative arc of Scripture, God continually uses humans to communicate His story. This shows us that God has, in fact, chosen the body of the Church to be the medium for His message, which is centrally about His Kingdom. (via)
So, if the Church is the medium for his message…we need to ask what message it is that we are telling to this world of ours? It is my hope that we are proclaiming a kingdom of grace and love and relationship with the Holy One. Sometimes, however, I’m not so sure.