11.16.14 Worship Confessional

kingdomofgodseries-e1344704455581Jesus is making this world, his world.

That was the reminder that Dave Bindewald, our Director of Spiritual Formation shared with us yesterday as our series on “The Kingdom of God continued. In Luke 17:20-21, we read:

Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (NKJV)

While this may sound like the kingdom is an exclusively personally reality, the truth is that Jesus demonstrated that the kingdom had drawn near by exerting his authority over demons (Mark 1:21-28), disease (Mark 1:40-45) and even death (Mark 5:35-42). And because Jesus is the one who brings the kingdom near, we must never forget that:

  1. The Kingdom Is Not Dependent Upon Me
  2. Ultimately, Nothing Can Separate Us from the Kingdom

One note about our gathering yesterday: while on occasion we have issues with the air conditioning being too cold, yesterday we had no heat in our worship space (and it was about 30 degrees outside). First world problems. Our community worshiped with coats on, we cut one song to tighten up the time but all in all, God was glorified!

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Your Love Never Fails (Chris McClarney and Anthony Skinner)
  • Mighty to Dave (Hillsong)
  • Kingdom Come (Elevation Worship – deleted due to cold)
  • Psalm 103
  • 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
  • Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • WE Video
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (The Kingdom of God)
  • My Father’s World (Jadon Lavik)

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

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