Today is the last Sunday of the year!
I love the liturgical year and how it is different than the calendar year, it reminds me that there is so much that is more important than dates. The year ends with a bang, with Christ the King Sunday, or Reign of Christ Sunday depending on which you want to call it, which is great but . . .
The “but” that I wanted us to wrestle with this Sunday is how do we reconcile the notion of Christ the King when we don’t see his kingship? If he is really the king, shouldn’t there be more evidence somewhere? Don’t all kings want us to know that they are in charge? Those questions are the crux of the matter, we want Jesus and his kingship to fit into our notions of what a kind should be and when we do that, we are falling into the same error that the first century Pharisees fell into.
I hope that one or both of these sermons will give you a taste of what it might be to look at and for kingship in a new way and help you develop some new categories for true royalty.
Knox Presbyterian Christ the King
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Christ the King
See you next year!