Each time we utter the words “Your kingdom come” we are not simply looking ahead to the end of days, but asking that we might also live here and now with God, each other, and the whole creation in a way which reflects God’s loving design.
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
7:00 p.m. – Music on the lawn
Devotions for this week:
Your Kingdom Come August 20-21, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Luke 11:2-4, Your Kingdom Come
Monday, 2 Samuel 7:1-17, God’s Covenant with David
Tuesday, Matthew 3:1-12, The Proclamation of John the Baptist
Wednesday, Mark 1:9-15, The Baptism of Jesus
Thursday, Luke 4:42-44, Jesus Preaches in the Synagogues
Friday, John 3:1-21, Nicodemus Visits Jesus
Saturday, Romans 14:13-23, Do Not Make Another Stumble
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
[Jesus said,] “Your kingdom come.” Luke 11:2b
- What do these texts say about God’s kingdom?
- What does it mean for God’s kingdom to come here to earth? God’s kingdom occurs on earth any time people are doing God’s work and loving one another. How can you help bring about God’s kingdom?
- Tell a story of a time you knew you were living in God’s kingdom.
- Do something this week to heal the earth, which is God’s kingdom. Use less fuel, less water, or plant a tree. Or clean a closet and donate items to an organization that recycles, reuses, or reduces. Be creative!
PRAY: Loving God, your kingdom is anywhere your vision for creation is fulfilled. Bring this same vision into focus before our own eyes, that you might live through us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BLESS: May God create God’s kingdom on earth. Amen.