The only TRUE king!
In a world where individuals and governments are hungry for power and control, there is a reality that most people do not want to admit: There is only one ruler, who is in charge over heaven and “earth”. His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the one whom the Father has placed all things under His feet.
Throughout Holy Scripture Jesus is referred to as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. In Daniel 2:47 the great Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar tells Daniel, “Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings. The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Timothy 1:17, “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. The wealthiest and wisest earthly king and ruler who ever lived, King Solomon, acknowledged that he himself was a servant of the one true God and King!
This weekend in our worship service is a celebration of Christ the King Sunday. It is the last Sunday before the beginning of the Advent Season and what a wonderful opportunity to end the Church Year by acknowledging in full measure the authority and kingship of Christ Jesus. Because all things center on the WORD, who was with God and who is God from the beginning, it is only fitting to give praise, honor, and glory to King Jesus.
Even though there are so many in this world who do not honor Christ as their King and Lord, there will be a day when that will not be the case. Philippians 2:9-11 declares, “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father.” Let us, as those redeemed by Jesus, bow down in humility before the King both now and unto eternity! Pastor McCarty