Contributed on Dec 6, 2007
Instead of ruling from a throne, Christ the King reigns from the cross. In doing so he invites our allegance with the power of his love.
Luke 23:33-43 “The Life and Death of a King” INTRODUCTION For the most part, we have a very jaded view of kings and royalty. They have, in a way, outlived their usefulness. We now use them for entertainment purposes. We read about their less-than-kingly exploits in the tabloids, and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2015
Israel is pictured as a vineyard. God looks for the fruit of righteousness but finds only injustice. God promises a faithful king who will judge with righteousness.
Isaiah 5:1-7, 11:2-5 “Following the King” INTRODUCTION The texts that we have before us today may seem rather divergent. In chapter five, God is pictured as a gardener—a vine dresser—and the Southern Kingdom of Judah as wild grapes. In the second passage, chapter ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
Jesus says that he is not king of this world. So, whree is Jesus’ kingdom? How does Jesus’ kingdom impact the owrld in which we live?
John 18:33-37 “Where’s the Kingdom?” INTRODUCTION We who live in the United States have a difficult time understanding the concepts of “King” and “Lord.” Our limited exposure to kings comes mainly from England’s tabloids and their tales of intrigue in the House of Windsor and the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2011
Judgment is based not on how religiuos we are, but rather on how loving we are.
Matthew 25:31-46 “Righteousness” INTRODUCTION For my recreational reading, I often like to pick up a good murder mystery. I enjoy getting involved in the twists and tangles of the plot—all the time trying to deduce who was the murderer. When I get to the last pages, ...read more