Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Bethany Bullet Sermon Message - Week of November 12, 2017

Sermon: “When Will His Kingdom Come?”
                 “His Kingdom Will Come When…”

While we pray for many things to “come” to us: employment, joy, love, meaning, health, resources…

Our Lord has taught us to pray for His Kingdom to come “to us.” 

In his Small Catechism, Luther states that God’s Kingdom comes when His Word is taught in truth and purity and we lead holy lives according to it.  When Jesus speaks of His Kingdom’s coming He proclaims a twofold reality: It’s presence among us now as well as its forthcoming future arrival. 

Now, even as we pray for some many things to “come” to us; all that God has is already ours.  Yet, many of those blessings belong to us only by faith; and there are times when we can point to things in our world and our lives where the Kingdom is not fully, or even barely, realized.  However, the day is coming, soon and very soon even, when all that is ours by faith shall be ours by sight and that for which we pray (and have received in Christ) will be ours by experience.  So we pray, “Thy Kingdom Come.”

-Pastor Kevin Kritzer


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