1. When the disciples come to Jesus later, he tells
them of this wonderful privilege they have. "To you
has been given the secret of the kingdom of God."
What is this secret? It is simply this, the kingdom
of God is in the person and the words of Jesus.
2. How do we get the kingdom of God? If a mystery
is not something that we figure out, but rather
something that is unveiled to us, then the way we
receive I is by the mercy and grace of God.
3. What are the effects of it? If we understand
spiritual truth, it will affect us. Those outside
the kingdom, those without Jesus, might hear
concepts, but lack the experiential truth.
Therefore, they don't turn and are not forgiven.
Conclusion: When we see that Jesus himself is the
secret to the kingdom, by his grace we will live life
differently. His truth will be leading us to turn
back from our worldly ways and live in righteousness,
love and holiness.