- November 25, 2018
Next Sunday: Christ the King Sunday - Scripture: John 19:19-22; Message: "Here Is Your King." Jim Davis will be preaching. "Here is your king!" These are the words Pilate used when presenting Jesus to the crowd. The crowd responded, "Crucify him!" And then, "we have no king but Caesar!" Pilate's declaration, the exchange between Pilate and Jesus, the purple robe, the crown of thorns, the crowd's response, all of it presents us with the imagery and symbolic power of kingship. And as we read and reflect, we are invited to wonder about what Christ's kingship means for us in the twenty-first century. And what is our response when we see the image of Jesus in purple robe and crown of thorns, about to be crushed by Roman imperial power? What is our response when Pilate says to us, "Here is your king?"