Acts 1:1 – 14, 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 28
1 Corinthians 15:22–28 (NKJV)
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
1 – Christ’s kingdom is an advancing kingdom
- Christ’s essential glory
- Christ’s native glory, the glory of His two natures
- Christ’s mediatorial glory, as the mediator between His people and His Father, in His humanity.
— From The Knowledge of God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, Thomas Goodwin
2 – Christ’s kingdom is a comprehensive kingdom
3 – Christ’s kingdom is a returning kingdom