"The blessed ones are those who have seen a King who is not like the kings of this world."
This quotation from New Testament Professor Carla Works was the key refrain in my sermon on Christ The King Sunday.
I shared my own obsession about Jesus that was not instigated by a fear of any afterlife our any burden I was feeling from sin as a relatively innocent 17 year old.
I shared how as a 25 year old I would have concentrated I=on the judgement side of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats but now saw it as a reminder about the different kind of King Jesus was.
We follow the King of the Manger, the Donkey, the Towel and the Cross. Jesus is a King who is not like any of the Kings of this world... and he invited us to follow him.
Hear the entire sermon here: