Ordinary Time (Kingdomtide) begins!

The Christian calendar tells the wondrous story of Christ. We begin the year waiting for the coming of the Lord (ie. Advent). This can be analogous to the Old Testament times of the Jews waiting for the coming of the Messiah. Christmastide allows us to celebrate the birth of the Saviour and recognize that God is near to us. The Lenten season helps us prepare with repentant hearts. In it, we realize that Christ came to make a difference in our lives and this world. This takes place when we assimilate our lives to Jesus’ which begins with repentance. Eastertide celebrates the risen Saviour and the church He birthed. And then we move into what is known as Ordinary time or Kingdomtide if you are United Methodist. This is an elongated season of living into and building the Kingdom of God. It marks the time after Jesus’ ascension and will consumate with Christ the King Sunday the week before Advent starts. In the big picture, we are today living in the season of Kingdomtide! We look forward to the day when Christ will return and finalize His reign.

June 3, 2007
Trinity Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost)
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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