Summary: In our text, Jesus is described in various ways: 1- He is the Savior 2- He is the creator 3- He is the Head man
INTRO.- ILL.- It happened in the jungle one day. A lion with a big ego went around asking the other animals who the king of the jungle was.
“Who’s the king of the jungle?” the lion roared at a monkey. “Why you are, Mr. Lion,” said the monkey with fear in his voice.
The lion went on and found a zebra. “Who’s the king of the jungle?” he snarled. “There is no doubt about it. You are Mr. Lion,” said the zebra.
Seeing a turtle crossing his path the lion bellowed, “Who’s the king of the jungle?” Scared out of his shell the turtle said, “You are Mr. Lion. You are the king of the jungle.”
Then the lion came upon an elephant. Once again he roared out the question, “Who’s the king of jungle?” The elephant used his trunk to grab the lion by his tail. He spun him around over his head several times, dunked him in a mud hole, and slammed him into a large tree.
Dazed and dirty the lion said, “Just because you didn’t know the correct answer was no reason to get upset.”
Brothers and sisters, not everyone in our world and America recognizes who the king of the jungle is! We live in a jungle in this world and there is a king! And some who don’t recognize him for the person he is, treat him badly.
Will the “real” King please stand up?
- There is the man who thought he was the king.
- There is the man they called “the king.”
- There is the man who wears the name “King.”
Will the real King please stand up? Who is the man who thought he was the king? That’s the ex-heavyweight boxing champ of the world, Muhammad Ali.
Who is the man they called the “the king”? That’s Elvis Presley, the king of Rock and Roll music.
Who is the man who wears the name “King”? It could be several Kings but the one I was thinking of is Don King, who is a boxing promoter. In fact, at one time I believe that he was Muhammad Ali’s promoter.
Will the real king please stand up? Obviously, from a spiritual standpoint, none of these men are the King.
I thought Muhammad Ali was a great boxer. No doubt, he was, but he was certainly not the King. Elvis Presley was super singer. Millions upon millions loved him and his music, but he was not the King. And boxing promoter, Don King, was far from the King.
Brothers and sisters, there is only one true King and we know Him!
Rev. 19:11-16 “11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Wow!
Actually, there is more in these verses than we can begin to comprehend or even explain. He is, however, King of kings and Lord of lords!
ILL.- The song says it so well.
All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!
PROP.- In our text, Jesus is described in various ways, which enforce the fact that He is the King and needs to be crowned Lord of all.
1- He is the Savior
2- He is the Creator
3- He is the Head man
I. HE IS THE SAVIOR
Col. 1:13-14 “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
ILL.- One time the famous evangelist, Billy Sunday, wrote to the mayor of the city asking for names of people he knew who had spiritual problems and needed help and prayer. How surprised he was when he received from the Mayor, A CITY TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.
What is that scripture? Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
The biggest problem than all of us face is life is sin. We may need money, a house, a car, food, clothing, but our biggest problem is dealing with sin. And our biggest need is having it taken away.