11.02.14 Worship Confessional

Slide1What was the central message of Jesus?

How to get to heaven when you die? Monday? Power? Sexuality? How to live a moral life? A blessed life? A prosperous life?

Of all the topics Jesus could have addressed as he began his public ministry, I find it significant that the first thing that Jesus spoke of was the kingdom of God. In Mark 1, we find these words:

“After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15)

What did Jesus mean when he used this phrase, “the kingdom of God?” Does…

Kingdom = Heaven
Kingdom = Church
Kingdom = Salvation
Kingdom = Justice

What do you think Jesus meant when he spoke of the kingdom of God?

I love how my friend Darren Grove describes the kingdom:

The kingdom of God is the present and progressive reign of Christ, working with and through us, with incredible power, to defeat sin, brokenness, and corruption, and to bring truth, beauty, goodness, justice, and abundance (shalom), to every area of culture, through our everyday work, to the world.

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Praise the Invisible (Daniel Bashta)
  • Psalm 145
  • Hosanna (Paul Baloche)
  • Because of Your Love (Paul Baloche)
  • Psalm 145
  • Jesus Love Me (Chris Tomlin)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (The Kingdom of God)
  • Kingdom Come (Elevation Worship)
  • The Lord’s Prayer

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend in worship at The Worship Community.

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