Sermon Notes for Sunday, 11.24.2019

11-24-19           Sermon Notes                       “For Christ and the Kingdom”
 
See if you can identify the following “Kings”:  Who is…
The King of Swing?
The King of Stock-car racing?
The King of Pop?
The King of Rock-n-Roll?
The King of the Blues?
The King of Hip-Hop?
The King of Polka?
The King of Country Music?
The King of Latin Music?
The King of pain?
The King of the Jungle?
The King of the Ocean?
The King of the Birds?

(The answers…  Benny Goodman, Richard Petty, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Eminem, Jan Lewan, George Strait, Tito Puente, Sting, Elephants or Lions, Killer Whales or Great White Sharks, Eagles)

How’d you do?  If any of you got all of them right (without looking), then I want you to tell me about it this Sunday.  I’d be really impressed!  Then there is one more question:  Who is THE King?  There’s only one answer to that question.  It’s Jesus Christ our Lord!  Listen to the way Paul describes King Jesus as being Supreme in every way….

11 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
(Col. 1: 1-11 NRSV)

This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday, and it is the last of our “Count Your Blessings” series.  When I count my blessings, I remember to be thankful for Jesus - this One, All-Supreme King, Who (wonder of wonders) has welcomed us into the Kingdom!

See you Sunday,
Pastor Sam

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