Theologists and religious leaders have long discussed and debated the phrase, “The Kingdom of God.”<p><p>It’s one of the phrases Jesus himself consistently uses in his teaching and one of the most important tenants of Christianity. It’s also one of the more mysterious phrases, drawing opinions from religious experts and others.<p><p>Here are 10 things you need to know about the Kingdom of God.p<span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/Ralwel</em></span></p>
A number of influential Christian figures finished the work God gave them to do and went home to be with the Lord this year. These men and women were authors, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and involved in ministries of all types. They represent an incredible cross-section of who God chooses to be a part of His Kingdom and to bring others into that Kingdom. We can draw much inspiration and encouragement from learning about their lives, but we can also look at their lives as reminders that without Christ, we are lost, but with Him, we can do all things for which He will equip us. We hope that you benefit from reading through this list of 13 influential Christians who faithfully lived out their callings and are now at rest.<p><p>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/beerphotographer
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