KOH2RVA: Day 78

It’s Christ the King Sunday.

One of the ways we can bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia, today is to go to church (or tune in to the webcast at 8:30 or 11:00) and crown Christ king. We can remember, as I plan to say in today’s sermon, that he didn’t have to be elected to his office (thank God). The world didn’t give him his kingdom and the world can’t take it away. And, as the choir will sing this morning, “He shall reign forever and ever. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

Coming to church on Christ the King Sunday is a good reminder that this year-long, every-member mission trip we’re on is not, ultimately, up to us. We can’t bring heaven to earth without help–without Christ’s help. When he taught his disciples to pray he taught them to pray that God’s kingdom would come and God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven, but right there at the end of the prayer, just in case they began to have some success, he teaches them to pray: “Thine (not ours) is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.”

So, let’s get up, get dressed, and go to church this morning. Let’s praise God for the great things he is doing in Richmond and beyond. Let’s remember that the kingdom, the power, and the glory belong to him…

…not us.

One thought on “KOH2RVA: Day 78

  1. I was out of town on Nov. 25 and missed your sermon that Sunday morning. I recently listened to it on the church website, and I am so thankful that I did! What a wonderful, appropriate, and thought-provoking message. Thank you for presenting such a Christ-like perspective on the election. And thank you, thank you, thank you for not using your position as a pastor to promote political candidates or preach politics from the pulpit, as so many were doing before the election. (Just as you mentioned they were doing on Christian radio.) I find that to be extremely off-putting and believe that it can very easily alienate people from the church, particularly if they don’t happen to have the same political views. Thank you for all that you share and do through your sermons, blog, and every day life!

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