We just spent three weeks examining the culture of the kingdom of God, the culture that, if we’re to survive and thrive in this journey of life, we are to imbibe, to breathe in its values, to literally live in God’s presence in order to live out his love.
This Sunday we’ll turn from the kingdom of God to the kingdom of man as we begin a sermon series on cities. We live in one of the largest cities in our nation. It is a city with a tremendous amount of influence in the market place. It is a city with its own culture and values. What does the Bible say about our place in the city? What cultural significance does this have? What does this mean for our mission to our city, especially East Dallas? We’ll address these questions, and we’ll be using this prayer as a springboard:
Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy City to which the nations of the world bring their glory: Behold and visit, we pray, the city of the Dallas. Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. Send us honest and able leaders. Enable us to eliminate poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail with righteousness, and justice with order, and that men and women from different cultures and with differing talents may find with one another the fulfillment of their humanity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Join me in praying this prayer daily for Dallas as we begin to explore what it means to live in God’s presence and live out his love in our city.
See you Sunday -