Is this it? Or is there more? – The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost [11/10/19]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 20:27-38

Opening Prayer: Father God, this world presents us with many challenging circumstances.  Thank You for being with us through the difficult times and in times of joy.  May we live our lives fully, here and now, but may we also remember that this is not our eternal home.  May Your kingdom come.  In the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and for Your glory, I pray. Amen.

Opening Song: Chris Tomlin – Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIb4NC5ikYo

Message [used with permission from A Sermon for Every Sunday]:  Is this it?  Or is there more? – The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost [11/10/19] by Ryan Ahlgrim, Pastor of First Mennonite Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Perhaps one of the most debated topics in Christianity is death and the afterlife. Ryan Ahlgrim asks, “Is it either you trust in life after death or you’re committed to living out God’s reign now on Earth?” In his sermon from Luke 20:27-38, Ahlgrim shows us that “these two things that we trust in and do are intimately connected with each other.” Listen as he explains the relationship between these two priorities and how it affects our lives as believers.

Closing Song: Crowder – Come As You Are (Music Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2zhf2mqEMI

Closing Prayer: Father God, as we lay down our burdens, may we find peace and rest.  Sometimes the journey is long and hard.  Strengthen us.  May You be our guide.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

Epilogue: Tenth Avenue North – Control (Official Lyric Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfztu8-bBQ

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