Fasten Your Seatbelts – The Third Sunday after Pentecost [June 30, 2019]

Today’s Passage:  2 Kings 2:1-2 and 6-14

Opening Prayer: Father God, may we heed the call You have placed on our lives.  May we learn from those who have gone before us.  May we share the Truth of the gospel with those You have placed on the path we are walking.  May we be effective witnesses to the Truth in our words, our deeds, our behavior and our attitudes.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Opening Song: Lecrae – Messengers ft. for KING & COUNTRY (@Lecrae @ReachRecords)

Message [used with permission from A Sermon for Every Sunday]: Fasten Your Seatbelts – The Third Sunday after Pentecost, by Joanna Adams, retired pastor in the Presbyterian Church and co-founder of Higher Ground.
“Today we have an especially exciting fasten your seatbelt kind of story from the Old Testament…Clearly something extremely important is going on and the writer doesn’t want any of us to nod off while he tells the story of this major prophetic shift in the history of the Hebrew people,” begins Joanna Adams. This story from 2 Kings 2:1-2 and 6-14, tells of Elijah passing his “mantle” to Elisha. What can we learn from this odd, otherworldly story? Listen as Adams explains how we can be sure that God will be revealed to us today and how we should react to God’s will.

Closing Song: Dan Bremnes – “Wherever I Go” (Official Music Video)

Closing Prayer: Father God, may we come alive to the call You have given to us.  May we say, here I am, send me.  May we know that you will always be with us as we travel this journey and are faithful followers of Your Son, Jesus Christ.  In His name, I pray.  Amen.

Epilogue: We Are Messengers – Everything Comes Alive (Official Video)

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