Advent 2022: Governed By God
December 16, 2022 Creekwood United Methodist Church

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Governed By God

For those new to Creekwood, each Advent we invite a mixture of staff and laity of all ages to bless us with their devotional thoughts to a specific question. You’ll notice we are starting at “Day 2” because Day 1 was Sunday, and the message can be experienced in worship (in person and online). I hope these devotionals bless you each day, and help you envision the presence of Christ fully into your life.

The question this year:

“What do you think of when you hear the expression ‘Kingdom of God'”

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I imagine the kingdom of God is a kingdom that understands that the Law said by God comes before any other laws or desires. In his kingdom, people would be concerned about keeping themselves spiritually clean and healthy, instead of worrying about how much over the speed limit you can go without actually “Speeding”. Christ said that “In the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Instead they will be like the angels in Heaven” (Matthew 22:30).

The kingdom of God won’t have the same rules about what kind of taxes we have to pay, but the rules that guide our morality, and instead of using our faith as a lens to view the world in, but to live in a world that is guided by faith. The kingdom of God will not be governed by men, it won’t be governed by restricting the rights and creating laws for the many, because of the evils of the few, the kingdom of God is governed by the will of God, each of us being an extension of His will, becoming part of God’s consciousness by building His Kingdom here on Earth.

Sam Reagan

(High School Senior)

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