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Worship Christ the King

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Are you King?

John 18:33–34 NLT
Then Pilate went back into his headquarters and called for Jesus to be brought to him. “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asked him. Jesus replied, “Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?”
John 18:33-34
We must know Jesus as King for ourselves.
Jesus asks Pilate how does he ask this question.
We must come to see Christ as King.

What makes a king?

John 18:36 NLT
Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”
John 18:36

What is Jesus Purpose as King?

John 18:37-38
John 18:37–38 NLT
Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime.
Jesus speaks of Truth because Jesus is the truth.
If you love truth you love Jesus.
Jesus truth is he was born into this world to redeem this world.
The truth is Jesus is King.
Accept Him as King
He looks to release Jesus as a custom for the Passover
John 18:39–40 NLT
But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?” But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)
Will you submit to Jesus and the Will of God?
Or will you submit to your flesh and sinful nature?

The Rejected King

Isaiah 53:3 NLT
He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.

Rejected by his own people lead to His humiliation.

John 19:
John 19:1–3 NLT
Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. “Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.
Rejection of Jesus was because they rejected his authority.
They rejected his kingdom.
They rejected his position as King.
They despised Jesus and the Jews did not care.
Pilate attempts to have them accept Jesus as a man mocked as a king.
John 19:5
John 19:5 NLT
Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, “Look, here is the man!”

Crucify Him!

John 19:6 NLT
When they saw him, the leading priests and Temple guards began shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” “Take him yourselves and crucify him,” Pilate said. “I find him not guilty.”
John 19:6
Pilate does not want innocent blood on his hands and is running out of ways out to stop this from happing.

Jesus the Son of God

John 19:7
John 19:7 NLT
The Jewish leaders replied, “By our law he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God.”
Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus is King.
Pilate knew the power of the Son of God
John 9:8–11 NLT
His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said he was, and others said, “No, he just looks like him!” But the beggar kept saying, “Yes, I am the same one!” They asked, “Who healed you? What happened?” He told them, “The man they call Jesus made mud and spread it over my eyes and told me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went and washed, and now I can see!”
John 19:8–11 NLT
When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever. He took Jesus back into the headquarters again and asked him, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave no answer. “Why don’t you talk to me?” Pilate demanded. “Don’t you realize that I have the power to release you or crucify you?” Then Jesus said, “You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above. So the one who handed me over to you has the greater sin.”

Is he your King?

John 19:13–16 NLT
When they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). It was now about noon on the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people, “Look, here is your king!” “Away with him,” they yelled. “Away with him! Crucify him!” “What? Crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the leading priests shouted back. Then Pilate turned Jesus over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus away.
John 19:13-
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