The Kingdom of God

Dr. Tom LeGrand was our guest proclaimer today. One thing we can be sure of is that the kingdom of God doesn't look just like us. God's idea of His kingdom is as diverse as the people He's created, including all classes, colors, cultures...

As Paul brings his letter to the Philippians to a close, he admonishes Euodia and Syntyche "to agree in the Lord" (ESV). And then he includes the imperative for them all "to rejoice in the Lord." The answer to any conflict -- and conflict is just about bound to come anywhere two or more people are involved -- is to rejoice in the Lord, to pray, to remember and dwell on what's good, true, and lovely.

We pray that we would be numbered in God's kingdom and that the "God of peace" would be with us.