|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. = Our Christian Response
Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m. = Jeremiah
Wed. @ 10:30 a.m. = Revelation
This Week's Schedule
Open Basketball @ 9:00 a.m.
6-8 Basketball Game @ 6:15 p.m. @ Willow Creek
KQ/ACTs/ABC @ 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
Monday - MLK Day
Trustees Meeting @ 6:00 a.m.
Church Council @ 7:15 a.m.
BYD Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast for Your Heart @ 6:30 a.m. @ Perkins on 436
School Mission Service @ 8:05 a.m.
Revelation Bible Class @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service @ 7:00 p.m.
Basic Doctrines @ 7:00 p.m.
Our school basketball teams had two super-close games last night. Unfortunately, we lost both games by either last minute or last second shots. That game ended the 2-5th grade team’s season. The 6-8th grade team plays their Class Athlete finale Saturday, 6:15 pm, at Willow Creek. If we win, we play in the finals at 7:15. If we lose, that season is over. Then next Saturday we host the SALSA East tournament for our 5-8thgrade team.
Because of that 6:15 game, we have moved our “Dinner Around Town” at Kings Orlando from tomorrow until February 6 at 6:00 p.m. That also allows more people to attend. Kings is on I-Drive just south of Sand Lake Road in the shopping plaza just behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not. More than just good food, Kings has bowling, billiards, bocce, shuffle board, Karaoke and some other fun things. There is a modest cost to the extras, but we are reserving two lanes just in case. It’s a great opportunity for some family fun. (We can reserve one of the other games if you let me know ahead of time.) A new sign-up sheet will be up on Sunday.
Next Sunday, January 24, Pastor Curtiss Seefeld of The Lutheran Home will be here to do a special presentation on Alzheimers. Chances are, you know someone afflicted by this disease. Part 1 of the presentation will be during the Bible study hour at 9:00, he will preach for the worship service, and then will lead Part 2 after the service at 11:30. Lunch will be offered.
This Wednesday, the 10:30 Bible study group will begin a study of the book of Revelation. For some, this remains a closed and scary book. For others, a mystery with all sorts of fanciful imagery. For the Christian, this is a book of prophecy and comfort. It is Christ’s victory song. Come, join us and unlock the mystery.
Finally, please keep Anita Faber and her family in your prayers. It seems like Anita is in her last days. Hospice has been called and they are keeping her comfortable.
Now, here is today’s devotion:
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
2 Corinthians 5:1
Human beings have constructed some amazing things over the course of time: the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Coliseum in Rome, the Parthenon in Greece. Amazing structures!
And they're all in ruins to one degree or another.
Finally, it doesn't matter if it's a grand palace or a simple home. Though maintenance work is done, they still break down and eventually they go to ruins.
And so it goes with our human body—this "tent" in which we live. The body needs constant care, and yet it breaks down and will eventually go to ruins.
But you have an eternal house! You have heaven to anticipate, and there you will receive a glorious body which will never break down, which will never go to ruins! You have that "eternal house" because Jesus, your God, became your brother. He took for himself one of these "tents," that is, one of these earthly bodies. He allowed his earthly body to be ruined by his suffering and death on a cross. For what reason? So that you could have an eternal house in heaven built by God, a house which will never break down, never go to ruins.
As my body breaks down, O Savior, remind me that I will have a glorious body when you take me to my eternal home. Focus me, O Savior, on that wonderful truth. In your name I pray it. Amen.