Friday First - Another Kingdom

This month, we've been talking about life after healing. So far, we've talked about the joy that comes from knowing we have a relationship with Jesus, and the certainty we have in his commitment to save us. This Sunday, we're going to talk about the Kingdom that he's called us into.

The Colossian letter tells us that Jesus has watched every civilizations rise and fall all through time. He was there for it all. Christ watched every turn of history, and eventually found the appropriate time to break into history in the form of a humble Carpenter's son in small-town Nazareth... an unexpected twist.

Even though many in his time were caught flat-footed, missed it, or couldn't begin to process the spiritual mission of Jesus, Christ allowed us to see the kingdom of God for what it is.

Jesus allowed us to see that the kingdom of God isn't a physical nation with borders, but a movement that starts in the heart of all those who allow him to reign in them. Jesus' kingdom is wherever his people are. Jesus people are called out of whatever culture we find ourselves in, to shine as lights. We are called to be a different, so that we can make a difference. We are visitors here, sure, but we belong to another Kingdom.

In Sunday’s sermon we'll discover three awesome truths in Colossians 1.13-20:
  • King Jesus changes everything
  • King Jesus reigns as God
  • King Jesus has already won

Before the sermon on Sunday, feel free to meditate on these questions...
  1. What is the “domain of darkness?”
  2. What makes Jesus’ kingdom different from every earthly kingdom?
  3. What are the implications of Jesus’ kingship?
  4. What was the purpose and mission of Jesus when he came to earth?
  5. What are the characteristics of someone who lives in Jesus’ kingdom?

OPENING / WELCOME
Rich Walker

SONG LEADER
Mark Ringle

PRAYER OF PRAISE
Dave Pennington

LORD'S SUPPER
Drew Triplett

SCRIPTURE READING
Roger Robins
Colossians 1.13-20

PREACHING
Cain Atkinson

CLOSING COMMENTS & PRAYER
Russ Robins

WELCOME CENTER
Pat Reeder / Robert Zehring / Randy Mullins

USHERS (arrive @ 9)
Chris Fles / Bob Hoopes

Closing the Building
Mike Rosato



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