FROM THE PASTOR ..
After calling the first disciples, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23)
We are servants in the Kingdom. God uses us to bring the light of the Kingdom to the world. N.T. Wright observed, “When God wants to sort out the world, as the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount make clear, he doesn’t send in the tanks. He sends in the meek, the broken, the justice hungry, the peacemakers.”
We are servants of the King. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we say, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” It’s a petition for God’s kingdom to advance so that the world will increasingly resemble heaven. How do we act like servants of the King? We need to daily remind ourselves of who is the King. We worship and serve Him alone.
Jesus came as the fulfillment of the scriptural prophecy of a Messiah. “See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey.” (Zechariah 9:9) Jesus taught the good news of the kingdom with authority. He was the King. Jesus is and always will be the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” (Rev. 19:16)
~ Pastor Ken