Prayer: King of kings we praise you and worship you. Please remember us when you come into your kingdom. Amen.
Reading: Luke 23:33-43 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: As I read this text I was confused why it was being used at this time of the year, then I realized it was Christ the King Sunday this week. Being called King of the Jews and being asked to be remembered in His kingdom are why it was chosen. I like to use the song “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords” with the children on this Sunday. For those who do not know this song here are the basic lyrics: King of kings and Lord of lords; Glory, hallelujah; Jesus, Prince of Peace; Glory, hallelujah and then back to the King of kings lines. Jesus is King of all, and is who all rulers should follow. I like that it is a peaceful kingdom. If we truly follow what Jesus calls us to do then we should be able to live in peace. Of course the real kingdom is in Heaven and it is there that we will really live in peace. --Charlene Rineer
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