Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christ the King

Luke 23:35-43
Jesus Lord at Thy Death

Jesus is dying on the cross and yet we celebrate the festival of Christ the King. How so? Execution as a criminal is usually considered a time of disgrace and defeat. Critics at the cross acknowledge this by saying, “He saved others, let Him save himself…If you are the king of the Jews save yourself.” In a few weeks at Christmas we will be singing a line of “Silent Night” which says, “Jesus Lord at Thy birth.” Can we sing today, “Jesus Lord at Thy death.”?

See how Jesus is Lord even at His death.

1. He was Lord over His enemies by not responding to their insults – Vv. 35-37

2. He was Lord in His power to save sinners – Vv. 39-43

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