Sermons

Summary: How do we react to the awareness of Christ as King?

  Study Tools

The King of Glory (Responsive Reading)

Psalm 24:7-10, Rev. 15:3-4

Leader: Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors,

People: That the King of glory may come in.

Leader: Who is this King of glory?

People: The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

Leader: Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors

People: That the King of glory may come in.

Leader: Who is he, this King of glory?

People: The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory.

ALL: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

+++++

Where is He ... the King of the Jews?

Matthew 2:2

Big Idea: How do we react to the awareness of Christ as King?

INTRO:

>> Show the Video: “That’s My King.”

Do you have your cell phones with you this morning? I have a question to ask and you’ll want to text me your answer – we will refer to them later in the service.

In John 19:14 Pilate looks at the gathered mob and says, “Behold Your King!” They, of course had a reaction that led to the events that followed … the crucifixion.

But that gathered mob is not the only ones that react to such a declaration. Humankind has reacted to the startling reality of Christ as King ever since and they have reacted in a myriad of ways.

Here’s your text question … I stand before you today and introduce Jesus to you by saying, “Behold your king!”

What is your personal and initial response to the reality that Jesus is your King?

SERMON:

I want to read a single simple verse to you from the Gospels this morning. In Matthew 2:2 (the story of Jesus’ birth) the Magi ask a question that is addressed over and over from many different vantage point through the remainder of the book. The question: "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?"

You see, the Kingship of Jesus is a clear and essential thread that runs through the Gospels and, in fact, through both the Old and New Testaments.

• The Jews awaited one from the lineage of David who would again sit on the throne and reign as King and Messiah.

• Today, we await the return of the King. We await the day when, as Revelation 15 says, the redeemed will sing “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.”

Until that time, we wait and anticipate and point others to the one “born king of the Jews."

Throughout Matthew’s Gospel Jesus is postured as a King who has brought / is bringing His Kingdom. His coronation is on this day, Palm Sunday, and is recounted with detail in Matthew 21:1-9.

And yet, with all of this (and more) the Magi’s question is still valid today: "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?"

Some still ask:

• “So where is this King?”


Browse All Media

Related Media


Palm Sunday 1
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Palm Sunday 2
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Palm Sunday 3
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion