“We want a king, so that we will be like other nations, with our own king to rule us and to lead us out to war and to fight our battles.” (1 Samuel 8:20)
This is such an important story because it is a summary of all human history and our desire to live and treat others in the same way that the kingdoms of the world do. There have been only rare examples in human history where we could say, “That’s what God’s Kingdom looks like!” In this Bible study we will contrast kingdoms of the world with God’s Kingdom. It is easy to find ourselves living our lives and identifying ourselves primarily with the methods of worldly kingdoms. Can we catch a glimpse of the true Kingdom?