Sunday November 21 2021
CHrist the King Sunday
not That Kind Of King
John 18: 33-37
Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37 Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
JOHN 18:33‐37 NRSV
Call to worship
Our God reigns!
God holds our world and our lives securely.
This is our God to whom we have given our lives.
Joy to the world, our Savior reigns.
So let us offer our worship and praise to the King of Kings!