Return sermon shared on Sunday, December 20, 2015.
In the book of Matthew, the wise men asked, "Where is He that is born King of the Jews?" Nobody is offended with baby Jesus. It is the fact that He is the Word of God, the authority of God, or the King of Kings and Lord of Lords that offends.
Jesus came to this Earth to reconcile us back to God. Only as we are brought back under Christ Jesus’s rule and authority are we truly restored to health, beauty, and freedom. Everything Jesus taught while on the earth was about the Kingdom. And God’s kingdom is to come in the future, in the Millennium Reign, but it is also a NOW Kingdom. If we will allow Jesus to rule our lives now, we can step into the Kingdom of God as we live our lives here on the Earth.
As Jesus rules and governs our lives and reconciles us back to God, the Kingdom and the King in us will influence others to come under His lordship and authority.