The Kingdom and Our Culture

The Kingdom and Our Culture

How can Christians live for eternity without ignoring the present?


When Michael S. Horton looks at American evangelicalism, he sees a tradition whose global positioning system is out of whack. "Instead of being in the world but not of it," he writes, "we easily become of the world but not in it." As a result of this error, the church, society, and, especially, the children of believers suffer.

What is God's kingdom supposed to look like? How does the kingdom come into being? Where do God's children fit in? These are the questions we'll explore in this study.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Exodus 19:10–13; Joshua 23:1–13; Jeremiah 29:4–14; Matthew 13:24–33; 19:13–15; Mark 9:42–50; Acts 2:38–39; Hebrews 12:14–29


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Though God never changes, his kingdom on earth looks different in various times and places.

Teaching point two: The kingdom is not something we create, but something we receive.

Teaching point three: The health of a kingdom depends on its next generation.

• Apply Your Findings

• Recommended Resources


How the Kingdom Comes, by Michael S. Horton (January 2006, 10 printed pages)

Total number of pages

  • Word Document
  • SMG-BS0152-D