Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 26-NOV-2017 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Geoff Boyce – Length 16:15

Reign of Christ Sunday – After escaping from Egypt and forcefully seizing Palestine from its indigenous inhabitants, the Hebrews found themselves in constant strife with their neighbours with violence begetting violence. After a few hundred years they demanded to be led by kings, against the advice of the prophet Samuel who had told them that God was their king. Many of their kings became despotic tyrants. The title of "Christ the King" can be traced back to a hope among early Jewish Christians that Jesus would follow in the line of Joshua and David and lead the people in an uprising against the Romans; but Jesus was not that sort of king; he rejected domination and violence as tools of power, and his mission was a transforming love that included everybody.
Matthew 25: 31-46