|King of Kings Lutheran Church
1101 N. Wymore Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. = Overcoming....
Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m. = Psalms
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. = The Gospel of John
This Week's Schedule
Teacher In-service @ 1:00 p.m.
KQ/ACTs/ABC @ 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
Elders Meeting @ 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Your Heart @ 6:30 a.m. @ Perkins on 436
Mid-Morning Bible Class @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service @ 7:00 p.m.
What a wonderful graduation service we had last night! Congratulations to Brooke, Brandon, Ben, Antonio, Anniya, Jace, Maddie and Darrell! God bless you and go with you wherever you go!
So, with our 40th school year in the books, it’s time to celebrate and relax—for one week. We have one week to make the transition from our school year to our summer camp program. King’s Camp officially begins Tuesday, May 30th. We have a little over 30 campers registered with hopes for more in the weeks to come. I’ll tell you more about our counselors next week. For more information about King's Camp or to register online click here.
Just in case you’ve never noticed the poster on the bulletin board, Pastor Randy Hunter is putting on a WELS Marriage Enrichment weekend at the Marriott in Lake Mary, August 4-6. Marriage can be hard and the Bible calls it a mystery. This weekend retreat is aimed at unraveling that mystery and working towards a better marriage. Going doesn’t necessarily mean you have a troubled marriage, just that you want more—in Christ. For more information or to register, clickhere. Registration deadline is July 13.
Finally, we have secured the Regal Cinema in Winter Park for a special showing of the Luther movie: Martin Luther, A Return to Grace. The date is Thursday, July 13th. The cost is $12. You sign up online here. We need 89 people to attend for this to happen. We are inviting all WELS congregations, all Lutheran congregations and anyone else who would like to attend. If we do not get the 89 by July 5, all moneys will be refunded.
Now, here is today’s devotion:
Always On Guard
No harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You’d think God would finally just let us stew in our juices. We have to admit that we’ve been less than appreciative of all his blessings. We’ve neglected his word in favor of our pursuits. He should write us off. Instead he has issued us a full pardon. The blood of Jesus has purified us from all sin (1 John 1:7). Now the LORD is our refuge and fortress.
In fact, God is so interested in your safety, security and rest, that he has assigned the hosts of heaven to watch over you. You have his promise: “No harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
Angels are God’s army.
The United States Strategic Command (StratCom) is located in about the middle of the country, in Nebraska. Soldiers from all four of the nation’s military services are working day and night, weekends and holidays, monitoring the world, and scanning the skies for potential threats. Even though citizens of the U.S. might not even know it while they work and play, eat and sleep, they are being carefully guarded by human forces—as effective as they can be.
So much more is God guarding the citizens of his kingdom from his command center in heaven! God has given his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Nothing escapes the notice of God’s angels. God lets them see your struggles, and they know all your troubles – especially those things that might threaten to rip your faith away from God. And what is their mission? They will “lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Then, when your time in this world comes to an end, the Lord’s holy angels who served you and guarded you throughout your life will take on a new role. They will carry you and all believers in Jesus home to heaven. They will bring you into the gracious presence of the Lord. Then, as John says in the book of Revelation, “He who sits on the throne will spread his tent over you” (Revelation 7:15). And you will rest forever, safe, secure, and happy, in the shadow of the Almighty.
Dear Lord, your angels guard and protect me around the clock. Take away my fears and anxious thoughts, and give me the peace and rest that belong to all your forgiven children. Help me to trust you in all things, and to serve you with perfect confidence. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.