November 25, 2012

This coming Sunday is the last Sunday where the colors are green (for growth, life, eternity, etc.)  This Sunday concludes and celebrates the whole season of Pentecost, which has explored what it means to live in the "Kingdom of God."  The lectionary for the Methodists calls this season, "Kingdomtide," instead of "Season of Pentecost," to emphasize this very point.  Notice the texts for worship first establish the analogy with King David's rule (2 Samuel 23:1-7), and then affirm Christ as King of the Kingdom of God (John 18:33-37).  The sermon title for this Sunday is "Thy Kingdom Come."