“You can keep arguing until kindom come, for all I care, but I’m not changing my mind!” In modern speech, this phrase is a colourful way of saying “until the end of time”, or “until the end of the world”, or simply, “for ever”.
“Kingdom come” is a phrase from the opening words of the Lord’s Prayer – the prayer which Jesus taught his followers to pray. Jesus talked a lot about the kingdom of God, which he said had already arrived, and which was also to come in a powerful way in the future. He seems to have been talking about the life-giving reign of God in our hearts and lives, and in our communities and our world, too. “May your kingdom come” is a plea for God to be with us now, and also a prayer of longing for God to put right all that is unjust and oppressive in our world…
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:9-10 (click here for the complete Lord’s Prayer)
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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