SERVICE SUMMARY: Is spirituality something separate from life in the so-called “real world” of work, chores, bills, and hobbies or is it a comprehensive way of seeing everything in the world? Join us this Sunday as we look at what Jesus requires of his followers.
The greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heartbreaking needs, is whether those who, by profession or culture, are identified as ‘Christians’ will become disciples – students, apprentices, practitioners – of Jesus Christ, steadily learning from him how to live the life of the Kingdom of the Heavens into every corner of human existence.
—Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship
Follow him and you will know him.
Daniel 7:9-10; 13-14; 18
9 “As I looked,
thrones were placed,
and the Ancient of Days took his seat;
his clothing was white as snow,
and the hair of his head like pure wool;
his throne was fiery flames;
its wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued
and came out from before him;
a thousand thousands served him,
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him;
the court sat in judgment,
and the books were opened.
13 “I saw in the night visions,
and behold, with the clouds of heaven
there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
and was presented before him.
14 And to him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve him;
his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one
that shall not be destroyed.
18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever.’
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
CONFESSION OF SIN
Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from death to life
and crowned him Lord of all.
We confess that we have not acknowledged his authority or trusted in his commands.
We have boasted in our own achievements and failed to give him thanks.
We have been deaf to his call and blind to his work in our world.
Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be your faithful people, following our Lord Jesus Christ.
SONG TO CONSIDER