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“You will…bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus… the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David… and of his kingdom there will be no end.”  (Luke 1:31-33)

God sent another king into this world of self-appointed kings. This is what we celebrate at Christmas: “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? We…have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:2).

Three decades later Jesus launched his public ministry saying, “The kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15), and he demonstrated his authority by stilling a storm, casting out evil spirits, healing the sick, and raising the dead.

But this king was rejected. He was dressed in a purple robe, a crown of thorns was placed on his head, and he was nailed to a cross. The sign above his head read: “This is the king of the Jews.”

Death could not hold this king. On the third day he rose from the dead and God exalted him, giving him the name that is above every other name, “on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords” (Rev. 19:16). At his feet every knee will one day bow.

All power is given to Jesus and this power doesn’t corrupt him. He’s God. There’s no sin in him. This king offers himself to sinners like us. He’s ready and able to adopt you into his royal family and bring you out of the kingdom of darkness and into his kingdom of marvelous light.

You need a king you can trust, a king whose laws you will obey, a king whose direction you will follow, and a king whose judgment you will submit to. And his name is Jesus.

Is Christ your king?