Sermon Title: “Help me remember I belong to your kingdom”
Sermon Title: “What do we know of a king?”
Title: Christ the King
Sermon Title: “Kingdom- Subject or Commentator”
Jeremiah 23:1-6 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Psalm 46 Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
Colossians -20 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins by his blood.
Luke -43 Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
P: Let us prepare ourselves for the Kingdom of God.
P: Almighty God,
C: you ask us to lead well
we fail to be the shepherds of your sheep
You ask us to follow faithful shepherds
we wander off in search of greenest pastures.
You set Christ out as our King,
and we plan for faithfulness as our consensus
or a democracy.
And failing to get “our” righteous way
we preserve “integrity” with disunity.
You redeem- again,
we hoard the good news of your everlasting mercy.
And if we don’t think we need your forgiveness- save us.
(pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: Christ Jesus is the first born of the dead, the head of his body the church, and God is pleased to reconcile all things in heaven and on earth by making peace through the blood of his cross. Rescued we are, from the power of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. In the name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen -wjw
P: The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!