Today we wrapped up our series, Ironic with a talk about what it means to be the body. No other King would have left his Kingdom in the hands of commoners. No other king would build a kingdom without walls. No other Kingdom has lasted for over 2,000 years. No other Kingdom will last forever.
While the kingdom Jesus left us with is ironic in its growth and furtherance, it is also a Kingdom marked with Love. God loved us enough to send His son. Jesus loved us enough to die. When we truly understand “…how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…” it compels us to be the body in a way that brings glory to Him.
We also kicked off our time of “Pray Through Pentecost.” We will be praying from now through May 19th for God to show our church what we need to do now to be ready for what God has for us next. We will also be praying for God to show us the part we are supposed to play. For more information on Pray Through Pentecost, click here. Also, be sure to check back here every day through to series.
Key Idea for the Series:
“If we’re going to be like Christ, we have to know who He is. When we know who Christ was, how he lived and what he sacrificed, we can’t help but spend our lives trying to live like He lived.”
Key Verse of the Series:
“…whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”