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“Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

with Pastor Vernon Rainwater

“On earth as it is in heaven” is good news. A God who makes all things new is doing that in real time. God is using everything that happens on earth to bring joy to completion. God's will on earth as it is in heaven means that all the wills of the earth - personal, organizations, cities, states, countries - are in submission to God's design. The Kingdom of the earth is the collection of our wills and it is broken and opposed to God. The Kingdom of Heaven is where God's effective will reigns supreme and everything is in harmony with God.

Sermon text: Matthew 6:9-13
Scriptures referenced: Ephesians 1:10, Romans 8: 19 -22, Revelation 21:1-6a, 2 Samuel 7:22, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 6:10-18

As Seen In Worship:
“All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions:
1. What can I know?
2. What ought I to do?
3. What may I hope?”

– Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

“We would rather be ruined than changed
We would rather die in our dread

Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.”

– W. H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety


Peaceable Kingdom, Edward Hicks

Congregational Reading:
ONE: Blessed are the poor in spirit
ALL: For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
ONE: Blessed are they who mourn
ALL: For they will be comforted
ONE: Blessed are the meek
ALL: For they will inherit the land
ONE: Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness
ALL: For they will be satisfied
ONE: Blessed are the merciful
ALL: For they will be shown mercy
ONE: Blessed are the clean of heart
ALL: For they will see God
ONE: Blessed are the peacemakers
ALL: For they will be called children of God
ONE: Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness
ALL: For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
 

Worship Attribute:
Worship Christ today as our Peace. His peace means completeness. He is bringing all things to completion according to His perfect purposes — so our joy may be complete in Him.

Worship Set:
"Our Father"
Words and Music by Jared Anderson and Don Poythress

"O Praise Him"
Words and Music by David Crowder

"Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King"
Traditional, Original Words: Robert Robinson, Additional Lyrics: Thomas Miller

"The Stand"
Words and Music by Joel Houston


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