Kingdom is found in the Bible 342 times (158 in the New Testament; 127 in the Accounts of the Gospel, 31 in Acts through Revelation). The kingdom was a popular topic for sermons among New Testament preachers.
The Lord despises those who say that bad is good and good is bad. It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a rebel who has no heart for truth. A true friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. It is poor judgment to countersign another’s note, to become responsible for his debts. Sinners love to fight; boasting is looking for trouble. An evil man is suspicious of everyone and tumbles into constant trouble. It’s no fun to be a rebel’s father. A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick. It is wrong to accept a bribe to twist justice. Wisdom is the main pursuit of sensible men, but a fool’s goals are at the ends of the earth!
The Olympic Games date back to Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. Although there was a break between the ancient and modern eras, they have generally been held once every four years for the past millennium and a half. They originally consisted of wrestling, boxing, leaping, running, and throwing the quoit (discus).
The church of the Bible does not have a proper name. by definition “church” (eklesia) means “the called out” and refers to those who have been called out of the world into fellowship with God by faith and obedience to the gospel (Hebrews 5:8-9;2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).