You can’t have a kingdom without a king.
30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”-With the promise of Jesus, the king is now coming into the world.-This king will have a never-ending kingdom.-Of all the kings who have ever lived, this king will be greater than them all.
He is the king with all the power.He is the king with all the love.
1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face. 4 Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” 5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”-While the people mockingly called him king, Jesus displayed incredible love on the cross.-This king had all the power, yet gave it up. He sacrificed himself for his subjects. That is incredible love.
6 Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothingby taking the very nature of a servant,being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himselfby becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!Matthew 18:23-27
23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
He is the only King that is worthy.
Worthy of what?Our worshipOur devotionOur affectionOur focusOur hopeOur trust
How you know you understand Jesus as King:-Worship takes a priority in your life-Obeying Him matters most to you-You rest in the knowledge that He is in charge-You focus on others before yourself
How you know there are gaps in your understanding of Jesus as King:-Worship tends to be a Sunday-morning-only thing for you-You prefer to having things your own way-Prayer is often a last resort, after you’ve tried to fix things-You often ask the Lord to bless what you have planned