Series: The Kingdom

Your Gift

With a clear invitation to engage and embrace the kingdom of God we explore what our role is in this new kingdom.  How have we been equipped and where do we go from here?

Easter/Peace Be With You

Jesus presents Himself in His resurrected body to His disciples.  He offers them reconciliation and serenity. To keep peace from turning to strife, however, it must be passed on. Jesus sends His followers to give their blessings away.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

In this final petition we are asking God to prepare us for what we are not yet aware of.  We pray this way because most temptation comes to us in disguise.  With awareness we are confronted with an ever present decision: Receive or wait and receive vs. steal or take prematurely.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Asking God for forgiveness and forgiving others is about more than just clearing your sin account.  It is about a re-alignment with the Kingdom Way.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Our daily need for food is meant to be a constant reminder. We are not our own source of sustenance. We are all in need. Needs when understood in the light of the Kingdom are gifts.

Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done

In praying Kingdom come we are bringing the focus of our moment into a longing for the kingdom’s full realization.  The obedience in prayer is in itself an action of hope, a reminder that restoration is coming.

Hallowed Be Thy Name

The nature of requesting this causes us to join God and align ourselves with Him honoring and sanctifying His name. It insures that the cozy feeling of Father sits equally alongside the reverence and awe of God.  

Our Father Which Art In Heaven

Jesus instructs his followers how to pray.  He reminds us that we are never alone when we pray, and that we are not praying to an abstract thought but to loving Father.

Like A Treasure

What great treasure have you discovered?  What do enthusiastically give your life too?  Is heaven something you are waiting for or something that has already arrived?  The eternal is also the present.

Journey of Discovery

The Kingdom of God is an exciting journey of discovery. In this parable Jesus takes something seemingly insignificant to form the life of something great, but that is not where it ends. A shelter is provided for love’s exchange.