lifeline banner-01Today we continued our devotionals on ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’ and focused on the Lord’s Prayer, found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11.

Jesus gives us a model for prayer that includes the phrase, “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done.” This means that as followers of Jesus, taking on the heart of Christ like we discussed last week, we should pray that God’s Kingdom will come in both us and on the earth.

This reminds us of our theme and the image of the Kingdom being built in our hearts. We should live in a way that the Kingdom of God will be seen in our words and in our actions. We are also living in anticipation of Jesus’ return and His promise to return again (Matthew 24:30-44).

So, we can think about the Kingdom this way: personified in Jesus as he walked this earth; transferred to us through allowing the Holy Spirit to take reign in our hearts; and finally, returning when Jesus returns.

Today we also gave away two more tickets to see Lecrae at the 2016 Ohio State Fair! Congratulations to Spencer, who won those tickets!!

The word of the day is CONSUMMATE, an adjective meaning complete in every detail or perfect, or extremely skilled and accomplished.

Thanks for listening!

-Joe

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