Kingodm of God: Set Texts

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Matt 16:28-

'Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom'

FENTON- Matt has rewritten the last few words, Mark said 'before they see the kingdom of God come with power' and Matt changes it. (Markan Priority)

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Mark 9:1

'And he said to them, 'Truly I tell you, there are some standing here wo will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come with power'

******- This is one of the most discussed verses in the whole of Mark's gospel. Part of the difficulty  is the fact that it contains unfulfilled phrophecy. The coming of the Kingdom had been identified with such varied events

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Matt 12:28

'But if it is by the holy spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come to you'

FENTON- Jesus' power to cast out demons has been given to him by God, and is the spirit of God. the exorcisms of jesus are signs that God is active in the world and that he is beginning to rule. Matt writes 'Kingdom of God' here, whereas usually he would write 'Kingdom of Heaven

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Luke 9:27

' But truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God'

BARCLAY- The Kingdom of God will come before they die, some suggest he was looking forward to his glourious return during the life time of those listening- mistake?

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Luke 17:20

'Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, 'The Kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed'

THOMPSON- It is impossible to see the kingdom coming because it will be sudden and the Kingdom will not be found in a visible observable way

BARCLAY- He was rejecting popular belief that Jesus would overthrow the rule of Israel and take it to himself

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Luke 11:20

'But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out the demons, then the Kingdom of God has come to you'

BARREL- The finger of God was the only power that could drive out the evil. It was a sign from heaven that the Kingdom was beginning amoungst them'

CAIRD- The only power that can break the power of Satan was teh finger of God. Satan's Kingdom was being invaded by the Kingdom of God

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Matt 6:9-13

'Pray then in this way:Out Father in heavne, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven oour debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one'

Aspect of the prayer= forgiveness. There is a shorter version in Luke. Matt. is longer because of phrases added to suit his style.

This is supported by FENTON- the longer form in Matt is probably due to the addition by hi, of phrases characteristics of his style and of the formal phraseology which is characteristics of Jewish prayers

Luke simply states father

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