The kingdom of heaven as been described as the rule of an eternal sovereign God over all the universe, eternal, incorporating everything that is. Others might argue that the kingdom is a spiritual rule over the hearts and lives of those who willingly submit to God’s authority involving repentance and new birth, and God will rule in the hearts of His children. What is the kingdom of heaven to you? Do any of these descriptions ring true? What is your definition?
As you read Matthew 25:1-13, what do you see as the main theme? Readiness? Trust? Diligence? Do you feel it was fair the foolish bridesmaids were shut out?
When you hear the words, “Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour,” what does it mean to you? Is this the way Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church is “living in the kingdom of heaven?” What can we do differently?