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Who Are The Citizens?

**Anyone who does not welcome the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it** (Mark 10:15).
Genesis 2:18-24; Psalms 128:1-6; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16

Sermon Topic Kingdom

Sermon Week Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B

Scripture Summary Matthew 22:1


A model morning prayer appeared in the Parish Bulletin of a Church in Missouri:
Dear God:

So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped. I haven't lost my temper. I haven't been greedy or grumpy or nasty or selfish. In fact, I haven't done anything wrong at all. And I'm really pleased about that. But, Dear God, in just a few minutes I'll be getting out of bed -- and from then on I'll be needing a lot of help! Amen!

When Jesus came to Galilee and began His public ministry, Matthew tells us ...

"He went around the whole of Galilee teaching in the synagogues, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom and curing all kinds of diseases among the people. His fame spread ... And those who were suffering from diseases and painful complaints of one kind or another ... were all brought to Him, and He cured them" and "Large crowds followed Him" (Mt. 4:23,24).

Large crowds of people needing a lot of help followed Him. Like you and like me, even before we get up out of bed in the morning, we need all the help we can get. And Jesus is telling us now, just as He told those anxious crowds who followed Him everywhere, "The help you need and want has arrived. The Kingdom of God is close at hand. The Kingdom of God is in your midst because I am in your midst -- and I will be with you always."

We all know that the daily, front-page, doomsday reports can really begin to get to you. Like the man who bought a five-hundred-thousand-dollar flight insurance policy at the airport. Before boarding the airplane he saw one of those "Your Weight and Your Fortune" scales. He stepped on it, dropped in his quarter and out came a card which read, "Your recent investment will soon pay off."

There are lots of folks walking around today with that awful sense of impending doom. But here is Jesus giving us this priceless advice on how to raise our spirits high above the doomsday reports.

"Anyone who does not welcome the [...]

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