Our Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers
T he S eason after P entecost
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 2 - 8, 2022 • Proper 22
The Season after Pentecost is likewise the season before Advent – it is a season of the blessed hope. As we declare Jesus’ return in every Communion celebration, so we confess that he will assuredly appear in power and glory to complete God’s salvation for the world. He will come in power to rescue his own, to make an end of war and sin, and to restore creation under God’s will.
THIS WEEK’S THEME Living in theWay: A Fighting Spirit Adopt aWarfare Mentality, 2 Corinthians 10.3-5
According to the Word of God, the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of God are engaged in constant conflict, making the universe and its inhabitants at perpetual war. In this conflict, thankfully, Christ Jesus has won the victory through his sinless life, redemption through his blood, and power through his resurrection. In this great War of the Ages, Christ is the victor (Christus Victor). He has bound the “strong man” (the devil), plundered his house, and has taken the spoils the strong man collected. While the enemy is already defeated, he has not yet been fully destroyed. He constantly attacks the servants of Christ, and prowls about like a lion looking for prey. We must adopt a warfare mentality if we are going to represent Christ and his Kingdom.
Daily Devotional Guide Preparing Our Hearts
Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation Eternal God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the victory that you won for us through the death and
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