Call to Worship: God’s Kingdom

Here’s a call to worship based on Jesus’ basic teaching about God’s kingdom (Mark 1:15) and his Isaiah-sourced mission statement (Luke 4:18-19).  This responsive call to worship would work well for services focused on God’s kingdom and/or Jesus’ ministry.

Call to Worship: Based on Mark 1:15, Luke 4:18-19

Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news! Jesus comes with good news for the poor.

Now is the time!  Here comes God’s kingdom!

Jesus comes to release the prisoners.

Now is the time!  Here comes God’s kingdom!

Jesus comes to give sight to the blind.

Now is the time!  Here comes God’s kingdom!

Jesus comes to liberate the oppressed.

Now is the time!  Here comes God’s kingdom!

Jesus comes to bring the year of the Lord’s favor.

Now is the time!  Here comes God’s kingdom!

(Together): We open our hearts and lives to God’s kingdom, trusting the good news of Jesus Christ.  We will worship Christ our King, who comes to transform us with grace and truth.

Prayer

Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, today we give thanks, we rejoice, we worship you, because you have given us your Son, Jesus, who sets us under your rule, where we find justice, peace, and joy.  Now is the time to worship.  We place ourselves in your hands, God of love and power.  Be glorified in the praise we bring to you and transform us through your presence today.  Through Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.

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