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Christ the King Sunday
 
 
November 25, 2018
 
Christ the King Sunday
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Psalm 93     John 18:33-37

 

Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love. (Sundays & Seasons, 2018).

Daily Devotion
November 18, 2018
God Is Faithful

 

“Let us approach with a true heart in full awareness of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds.  Hebrews 10:22-24.  In baptism, we are made clean and children of God.  All evil thoughts are washed from our hearts and minds.  But as we go through life we are tempted by Satan to give in to those temptations and we sometimes lose hope.  But God has promised to forgive our sins and to always be faithful if we follow his Word and love others.  We see evil all around us as was witnessed again last Saturday when 11 Jewish people were gunned down and killed and many more wounded while worshiping God in their synagogue in Pittsburgh.  God challenges each of us to look for ways to provoke and show love to each person he puts in our lives and to practice good deeds instead of hate.  Prayer: O God, you are big enough to hear our laments, even when we shake our fists in prayer, demand attention, and ask, “Why?”  Have compassion on us when we are weak and hurting.  Help us feel your loving presence.  Amen

Written by Mary Anderson


 

 
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