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The Gospel Reading. Luke 11:1-4

1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“ ‘Father,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’ ”


Psalm 145

1I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3Great is the Lordand most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8The Lordis gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
9The Lordis good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
10All your works praise you, Lord;
your faithful people extol you.
11They tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
12so that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
21My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.




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(The Kingdom of) God Leaves the Temple

Ezekiel 10:15-19
15Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures I had seen by the Kebar River. 16When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the cherubim spread their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not leave their side. 17When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them.
18Then the glory of the Lord departed from over the threshold of the temple and stopped above the cherubim.19While I watched, the cherubim spread their wings and rose from the ground, and as they went, the wheels went with them. They stopped at the entrance of the east gate of the Lord’s house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.

How Then Should You Pray

Luke 11:1-4
1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“ ‘Father,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’ ”

 [pirenko_blockquote author="NT Wright pg 144"]Who are the Pharisees in today’s society? Who are the lawyers who load heavy burdens on to people’s backs but don’t themselves lift a finger to shift them?[/pirenko_blockquote]

Who Were the Pharisees

The Pharisees were not just a harmless group of intellectual thinkers roaming around like hippies with their noses in books.  No...they were lawmakers and enforcers.  They believed that if they could create new laws and enforce them that God would again come to Israel.  He would make them a great and powerful kingdom again.  If only they could live properly, pray properly, believe properly, the kingdom would come?  Suffering would end.   The could live their best life now.
Does that sound familiar at all?

The Kingdom of God is Coming

Luke 11:5-10
5Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’7And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacityhe will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.10For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Good Gifts From the Lord

Luke 11:11-13
11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks fora fish, will give him a snake instead?12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

The kingdom is where God’s spirit is working.

This Year Read With the Sermon Series.

Read the Scriptures

  For Next Week. Luke Chapter 12

Faith Of Theology :

When Your Faith Feels Stale

5 things to do when you're going through a dry season.


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We’ve all been there. It’s been a while since you’ve had a “spiritual high,” but you aren’t running from God either. You attend church every week, you go to small group, maybe you even read your Bible regularly, but it’s started to feel more like a routine than like worship. God feels more like a distant concept than someone you’re in relationship with.

Blues, Beer And The Kingdom Of God

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The kingdom of God is like the Blues Jam. It is a place where the reality of the human condition is not covered up by a set of unwritten rules that keep us from sharing our real lives like in many churches today. Everyone is free to be who they are. Real care is displayed for each other. It is not a place where the standard answer to “how are you doing?” is “fine.”


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The youth will meet at Fast Lane at 4pm on march 8th.

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Music of the Week

Army of Me: Searching for You

51JaPzeuBrL._SL500_AA280_[1] http://www.relevantmagazine.com/the-drop/searching-you In 2007, with the backing of a major label and his dreams at the brink of realization, Army of Me's Vince Scheuerman injured his vocal cords 3 weeks prior to the release of his debut record Citizen. It took 2 years for him to fully recover his voice and despair set in as the dream he had worked on for so long fell apart. But as his voice slowly returned, friends and supporters encouraged him to keep going. Fast forward 5 years, 2012 opened doors to new friendships, a new hometown of Nashville, a producer Daniel James (Canon Blue), a string arranger Jeremy Larson, and a mixer Chad Howat (Paper Route). These were not only collaborators, but friends and a community— a small army, out of which Searching for You has emerged.

Daniel and Vince selected a specific pallet of sounds for what is now the new Army Of Me album - acoustic guitar, piano, strings, melotron, organ, and vocals that feature the lyric and story. The sound is beautiful, simple, and sensitive. After years of struggle, resistance, and pain, this record represents all of that; as well as the courage to keep moving forward.