Christ the King is the one who is in charge of everything. This can be difficult to see at times because his kingdom is not of this world. Even though this is true, it doesn’t mean that he has no control. Jesus controls all things for the good of his church. One day he will end this world and, finally, every knee will bow before the King of Kings.
We spend a lot of time talking about the differences and divisions that can arise in the church and in the home, but I wanted to take a little time to talk about how our church body seeks out like-minded Christians. This comes into the area of fellowship.
“Grace and peace to you!” I’ve said these words so many times in my life that when I’m testing a mic they replace – “testing, one, two, three, testing.” I start every sermon with these words too. When the Apostle Paul wrote “Grace and peace!” to the Christians in Corinth, was he just offering a cordial greeting? Or was he laying the stage for a powerful letter to God’s people full of God’s love and the new reality God’s people enjoy because of that love?
There are common ideas that society simply accepts. Some of these views fly in the face of God’s will. This Sunday we looked at a few of the common societal trends in the light of God’s word. We’ll see that the world isn’t really so different from when Jesus walked the earth. Welcome to week three of our series, God’s Courtroom: Common Law.
How should I follow? There are so many variables… Should I eat everything creation has to offer? …or are there items that should never touch my plate? play sports or not, work or not, get married or not, if you are married – when and how many children to have, dance or not, drink a beer or a glass of wine or not, watch movies or not, gamble or not, and there, are of course, more. This Sunday we close out series on the call of our God with a look at how God wants us to follow him.