Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Bethany Bullet - Week of November 20, 2016

Christ the King Sunday brings the church to the end of its year. That’s right; this coming Sunday is Advent I.

In King Jesus we see a completely different kind of King: 
V  His crown is made of thorns; His scepter is a spike, not resting in but driven through His palm; His robe was draped on Him not to reveal His pomp but to mock His promise. 

V  He cares not about gaining or maintaining power.  In fact, Jesus gives up all His power for those who are powerless against sin, the sod and Satan’s accusations. 

V  He comes not to claim His share from all, but to share all that is His with those He claims.

V  He comes not demanding but offering.

V  He comes not seeking to send others in harm’s way for His temporal gain, but going into harm’s way so others through Him might attain eternity.

V  He comes not simply rule the subjects of His kingdom, but rather share His kingdom’s rule with the simplest of His subjects – for this purpose, so that in and through us the world might see a completely different kind of King – ours Christ Jesus.

-Pastor Kevin Kritzer


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