Sunday 25th November 2018

25 Nov 2018 by O'Connor Uniting Church in: Reflections
  • Bible Readings

2 Samuel 23:1-7;  Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18);

Revelation 1:4b-8;  John 18:33-37

A Different Kind of King

Jesus is a king who never rose so high
that he couldn’t see those who were down low.
If we would see Jesus,
we will look in places kings seldom go.

Today is a special day in the Christian year. It is Christ the King Sunday.

On Christ the King Sunday we complete the cycle of the Christian year which began almost one year ago with Advent. This day is not as well-known as other celebrations such as Christmas or Easter, but it holds a unique place as the last Sunday in the Christian year.

On Christ the King Sunday we celebrate the coming reign of Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. We delight in the fact that when Christ reigns, the world will be restored, peace shall reign, justice shall be established, and all people will live in the fullness of the kingdom of God.

The kingdom of this world
Is become the kingdom of our Lord,
And of His Christ, and of His Christ;
And He shall reign for ever and ever,

And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!


Mark D. Roberts