King Jesus: I Pledge Allegiance | 7 of 8

Citizens of the Kingdom

Susan Scott
Nov 18, 2018
Series Description

We love to talk about Jesus as our Friend or Savior, but the earliest Christians said something more. They confessed that “Jesus is Lord!” In direct challenge to the then-common boast that “Caesar is Lord,” they declared allegiance to a different Kingdom that operated by very different rules, and promised very different rewards. Today we’re uncomfortable thinking of anyone as our “Lord,” but maybe that’s because we think of ourselves that way! Our desires rule our decisions. What might happen if we placed Jesus on the throne of our lives? Kings provide, protect, and save the day, but also demand obedience so that they can lead us where we couldn’t get to on our own. What new freedom, purpose, and power might we find if we followed Jesus as our King?

Corporate Prayers

Call to Worship: Lord our God, your steadfast love is established forever, without beginning or end; in you is all goodness and life. Attune our lips to bless one another with hope. All glory to you forever and ever, our Savior and King!

Prayer of Illumination: Holy Spirit, bring your divine light into the scripture this morning. Help us to see as you see, to hear as you hear, to act in the world as you would have us act. Breathe life into us as you breathe into your living Word, Jesus Christ. In his Name we pray. Amen.