‘Seek First,’ with Dr. Jeremy Treat

Jeremy Treat discusses the Kingdom of God with Derek and Alastair.

Derek and Alastair sit down with pastor and theologian Dr. Jeremy Treat to talk about his latest book on the Kingdom of God, ‘Seek First: How the Kingdom of God Changes Everything.’ Treat helps the guys work through the Christianese that surrounds discussions of “the kingdom,” clarifies supposed dichotomies between the kingdom and the cross, and shares pastoral insights from this salient topic.

Resources mentioned:

Seek First: How the Kingdom of God Changes Everything by Jeremy Treat

The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology by Jeremy Treat

Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew by Jonathan Pennington


Intro + the impetus behind ‘Seek First’
Treat’s definition of the Kingdom of God
The royal imagery used through the Old Testament
Why the cross and the kingdom are theologically intertwined
Pastoral implications of proper views of the Kingdom of God
Nuances between the Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven as well as its language in Jesus’ parables
How the Kingdom informs our understanding of the Gospel
How the topic of the Kingdom of God makes its way into everyday church life and evangelism
The opposition to the Kingdom of God (principalities, rulers, etc.)
The theme of eschatology within the Kingdom of God + Conclusion

Follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Caleb Wait for keeping us organized. Special thanks to Tim Motte for sound editing. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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