Our Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers
T he S eason after P entecost
Third Sunday after Pentecost June 26 - July 2, 2022 • Proper 8
On Pentecost we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit to earth on Christ’s believers, his infilling of the people of God, the Church. Through him, the third person of the Trinity, Jesus our Lord is now present with his people. The Spirit is the guarantee of the promised inheritance to come. We ponder the fullness and mystery of our God’s person and work in our celebration on Trinity Sunday.
THIS WEEK’S THEME The Great Confession: A Revolutionary Vision Seek the Kingdom of God, Luke 11.14-23
The Kingdom of God is God’s sovereign intent to re-establish his rule and authority in this world, and to do so through the redemptive work of his Son, Jesus of Nazareth. This effort to “make things new” again is the core biblical teaching of Jesus and the ultimate point of reference on the meaning of life, under God’s rule. The Kingdom Story was the heart of Jesus’s teaching, and is the central focus of biblical theology. Truly, the story of Scripture, and of all creation, is the victory of God’s Kingdom through Jesus Christ.
Daily Devotional Guide Preparing Our Hearts
Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation Our Lord Jesus, place your hands on our eyes that wemay begin to catch sight of the things that are not seenmore than the things that are seen. Open our eyes that they will alight on the things to comemore than the things of this age. Unveil the vision on our heart that it may contemplate God in spirit. To you Lord Jesus belong power and glory forever. Amen.
~ Adapted from a prayer by Origen, 185-254.
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