The Jesus I Never Knew Chapter 6 Summary

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Lord Teach Me to Pray #6
Kingdom-Focused Prayer
Text-Micah 4:1-5

Introduction-: In Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew he talks about how we live on Saturday, the day with no name:
The other two days have earned names on the church calendar: Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Yet in a real sense we live on Saturday, the day with no name. What the disciples experienced in small scale—three days in grief over one man who had died on a cross—we now live through on cosmic scale. Human history grinds on, between the time of promise and fulfillment. Can we trust that God can make something holy and beautiful and good out of a world that includes Bosnia and Rwanda and inner-city ghettos and jammed prisons in the richest nation on earth? It 's
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Easter opened up a crack in a universe winding down toward entropy and decay, sealing the promise that someday God will enlarge the miracle of Easter to cosmic scale.
It is a good thing to remember that in the cosmic drama, we live out our days on Saturday, the in-between day with no name

In the Lord’s prayer we pray: THY Kingdom COME . . . What is
I. The Nature of what we are praying for.
When we petition God for His Kingdom to come, what is it we are really asking him for. Are you asking for the end of the world as we know it, or for a takeover of Christian politicians or for a theocracy—Where God is the king? What is it that we are actually asking for. Jesus spent His entire ministry teaching His followers what the Kingdom was like. I am going to tell you in 15 minutes. Just know that every time Jesus teaches, He is teaching about he Kingdom.
What does He teach.
He teaches that it is spiritual, it is an opposing Kingdom, and that His ultimate Kingdom is a coming Kingdom.

A. Luke 17:20,21-God’s Kingdom is a spiritual Kingdom. (A present sense)
Luke 17:20-21

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