Jesus is in Jerusalem. It is the final week running up to his crucifixion. He will criticize spiritual showiness while encouraging us to practice complete love and commitment to God.
We say yes to your invitation to come to marriage supper of the Lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ. As we do, however, we admit that it is only by your grace and his shed blood that we can come. It is not on the basis of our own righteousness.
We then confess our belief in Jesus as both our human Savior and our divine Lord.
We acknowledge our belief in the resurrection of the dead, and to that end we cry, “Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus,” as we await his soon return.
We also pray that you would help us to be model citizens while here on this earth, obeying those in authority and faithfully paying what we owe. At the same time help us to remember that all earthly authority is still subject to you.
Finally, we ask your help in doing all that we do in love, first of all in love for you, but also in love for others – a love that no one could deny in both our attitudes and our behavior.
And we pray all of this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells a parable about rewards which leads to some surprises. Then he once again foretells his death and resurrection. He also gives his disciples a lesson on greatness.
Matthew 20.mp3 (Kenny Washington)
Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christ
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David composed many of the Psalms. In them we see numerous references to the coming King.