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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?
Call to Worship: We find our beginning and our ending in God, who is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the Living One and our Redeemer, now and forever. In our praising, praying, listening, and responding, we come to worship God.
Prayer of Illumination: Living God, give us your Holy Spirit, so we might hear your Good News in the words of scripture and preaching. Teach us to seek you always and to respond to your call. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.