July 21 - July 23
“I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God … because that is why I was sent” (Luke 4:43). Thus, Jesus began and continued His public ministry… defining, illustrating, and modeling life in God’s kingdom. This kingdom is the new residence for those who trust and follow Jesus Christ as His disciples. Understanding and living fully in it represents human life at its very best (John 10:10). Yet, after 2,000 years, “kingdom” and “disciple” are terms that remain vague in the minds, and sometimes even vacant in the lifestyles, of many Christ-followers.
At Yearly Meeting 2019, we’ll connect these terms (“Kingdom Disciples”), and unpack them in life-altering ways. In 2017, we “launched our boats,” embracing our mission to make disciples. We were encouraged in 2018 to “lift our nets,” expecting miracles. This year the challenge before us is to learn how to “live fully in the Kingdom” as disciples of Jesus.