The Sovereign Love of God
T he S eason after P entecost
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost July 25 - 31, 2021 • Proper 12
During “Ordinary Time” (Kingdomtide), we consider God’s saving acts through the unfolding of our days. As Christus Victor, Jesus is exalted at God’s right hand, and he must reign until his enemies are put under his feet. He is the head of the body, the Church, and now he empowers his people to bear witness of his saving grace in the world.
THIS WEEK’S THEME Christus Victor: Redeemer: Incarnation and Life, Luke 1.35
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He lived as one of us yet without sin. He took on our humanity without relinquishing his divinity. He was truly human, like us in every respect, yet he was also truly God. He is the only mediator between God and humankind, perfectly representing us before the Father, and perfectly representing God to us. In him, God became human to reconcile humanity to God. He took on our frail nature and so became our redeemer.
Daily Devotional Guide
Preparing Our Hearts
Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation Thank you, heavenly Father, for the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary. You sent Jesus to redeem us from sin, allowing your own Son to come into the world and represent you to us, and through him, to be saved through faith in him. He is our Lord, and our life. Glory to you, in Jesus’s name, amen.
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