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From Servant of All to King of Kings

How does a website “belong” to Jesus, the Son of God? Actually everything on Earth has been placed under His authority1.

“Christ” isn’t Jesus’ last name. It’s a title which literally means “anointed one”2. In ancient Israel, prophets, priests and kings were anointed3. Jesus is all three4! He left the splendor of heaven, having created this world5, to take a body6.

What Christ Did

Jesus made Himself of no reputation living a nomadic life amongst the oppressed and downcast7 teaching and healing many8. Men of much lesser authority — who chose to protect their reputations — conspired against Him9. Regardless, He held no grudge and offered no defense when framed and sentenced to death10. In view of this, God raised Him from the dead and installed Him at His right hand as King over all creation11.

The Lord came to Earth to establish a peaceful kingdom12 within and among those who believe13. Citizens of this spiritual kingdom materialize it when they follow the commands and example of King Jesus14.

One day Christ will descend to Earth again in great power and glory with countless angels and saints15. He will open the books and judge the living and the dead according to their works16.

What You Can Do

To become part of the kingdom, and be forgiven and liberated from the power of sin, you must repent17. In other words, allow yourself to undergo — or pray for — a change of mind, becoming like a little child18. Then believe — or pray that God will reveal to you — that Jesus is the Christ19.

Begin learning the laws of your new country20 in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A good place to start is to read the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew chapters 5-7.

Also, be sure to spend time with and receive encouragement from those who love Jesus Christ21.

Just as Jesus left all to gain all, citizens of the kingdom, too, must serve others and overcome the trials of this life22.  In so doing, we shall reign with Him as kings, priests and judges23.

What We Can Do

If you have any questions or need prayer or fellowship, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Our Warmest Welcome,
John & Monique Wright

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Banner image above courtesy of Christ the Servant King Church in High Wycombe, UK

References:
1 Romans 11:36; Colossians 1:15-17
2 https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Christ
3 Leviticus 21:10; 1 Kings 19:16
4 John 1:49; Acts 3:22-23; Hebrews 6:20
5 John 1:3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2
6 Hebrews 10:5; 2 John 1:7
7 Isaiah 53:2-3; Matthew 8:20; Luke 4:18; Philippians 2:7
8 Matthew 9:35; Matthew 13:54; Mark 1:34; Mark 3:10; Luke 5:17
9 Matthew 27:1; Mark 3:6; John 11:53; John 15:25
10 Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:12-14; Mark 15:3-5; 1 Peter 2:21-23
11 Acts 2:32; Acts 3:26; Acts 5:30-31; Acts 7:55; Ephesians 1:20-22; Philippians 2:8-11; Colossians 1:13-18; 1 Peter 3:22, Revelation 1:5; Revelation 19:16
12 Matthew 4:23; Luke 4:43
13 Luke 17:21; John 14:27; John 18:36
14 Matthew 5:14; Luke 6:44; John 13:34-35; John 14:12; 1 John 4:17
15 Matthew 25:31; Jude 1:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 19:13-15
16 Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 10:42; Romans 2:5-11; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5; Revelation 20:12
17 Matthew 3:2; Acts 17:30; Acts 26:20
18 Matthew 18:3; Mark 10:14-15; Luke 18:16-17
19 Matthew 16:16-18; John 20:31; Acts 4:12; Acts 10:43; Acts 13:38-39; 1 John 5:13
20 Matthew 7:21; Mark 8:34-35; John 13:16; John 14:15; 1 Peter 2:9-10
21 Matthew 18:20; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Philippians 2:1-4; Hebrews 3:13; Hebrews 10:25
22 Matthew 10:22; Galatians 6:7-9; James 1:12; Revelation 2:26
23 1 Corinthians 6:2-3; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6

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