Worship Companion – November 15 2020

Is God Faithful today? YES! But How? What does his faithfulness look like? In the Old Testament, his faithfulness was tied to the Throne of David an God’s presence in the Temple. Last week we learned that the physical stone Temple is not the focus any longer, instead the people of God are the temple and God dwells in US. But what about the throne of David…
 
 
Though it fell into disrepair, God was faithful to keep the kingly line of David alive. When Jesus was born his birth was heralded with these words…
 
Anchor Texts:
 
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
 
See also, Ephesians 1, especially verses 7-10 and verses 19-23.
 
Accidentally, this weeks message *almost* lines up perfectly with the kick-off to the yearly church calendar. We’re early by one week, since next Sunday, the 22nd, is called Christ the King Sunday, which starts the church calendar and is immediately followed by the season of Advent. This is a fitting season to focus on Jesus Christ our King and the Kingdom of Heaven he ushers in.
Want to see a short and sweet video summing up this theme? Here you go…
 
 
The Theme in Video:
 

 
 
The Theme in Song:
 
 
The Theme for Kids:
 
Here is a great video that shows you what the Bible is all about – God’s Kingdom!
 

 
 
The Theme in Art:
 
This painting symbolizing the Kingdom of God captures an element many representations minimize – the suffering of the messiah in order to take up the throne and inaugurate God’s Kingdom on Earth. You’ll see one of the central features of this image is the crown of thorns. Surprisingly, it is actually part of the sprout emerging from the mustard seed. Christ’s suffering is permanently bound up in the message and the continuation of the kingdom, but more important still is the victory and vindication of Christ’s suffering for us.

Parable of the Mustard Seed. Kassel, Germany

 
 
 
 
 
 

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