Here are a couple of thoughts I had during Friday’s teachings at the conference.  These are going to be in my own words, though the ideas came from the sermons.  I will first put the passage, then the thought.

Matthew 11:11 HCSB – I assure you: Among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared, but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Thought:  What makes us who are least in the kingdom greater than John the Baptist?  John saw the kingdom as coming; we have heard, seen, and tasted the kingdom as being here in Jesus Christ.

Luke 17:20-21 HCSB – 20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come, He answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with something observable; 21 no one will say, ‘Look here!’ or ‘There!’ For you see, the kingdom of God is among you.”

Thought:  Jesus is the Kingdom of God!