Based on: John 18:33-37
What is it like to have a king? None of you have ever lived in a country ruled by a king, have you? I’m afraid that living under a king is a concept that is foreign to our culture. We can not understand fully what that is like, but let me share a few examples that might give some insight.
Based on: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
You can understand why they feel this way, can’t you—the people to whom Paul is writing, the people at Corinth? Can’t you identify with their fears and doubts?
There were many people in Corinth who had trouble with the whole idea of resurrection. Not just with Jesus’ resurrection, but with resurrections generally. “Dead people just don’t come back to life again,” they might say. “When you’re dead, you’re dead–and that’s it! We might wish for someone to come back to life, but it just doesn’t happen.”
Based on: Jeremiah 23:2-6
What you think about this land that we live in? Isn’t it great to live under a monarchy? Isn’t it great to have a King ruling over us? "Now wait a minute pastor," you might say "we live in a democracy and in less than a year we are going to vote for a new president." I know there is an election coming and I know it’s already starting to make its way into the news, but our first lesson for today tells us that we live under a king, we live under a monarchy. Jesus Christ is our King. Not only is he king over his church, over believers, but he is also king over all of creation, from the President of the United States to the homeless person who lives under a bridge.