Christ the King Church

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Christ the King Church is a fellowship of Christian believers. We are committed to the good news . . . that God is good, and He saves sinners. We meet on Sundays at 4:oo pm. The service is followed by a potluck.

Jesus for all Eternity

October 19th

Jesus for all Eternity

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1)

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together…19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” (Colossians 1)

And yet,6 though he was in the form of God, [he] did not count equality with God a thing to hold unto, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men...” (Philippians 2)

After entering the world He created, “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;… he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;” (Isaiah 53) 

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2)

The cross where “he was pierced for our transgressions; and was crushed for our iniquities; …and the Lord laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7” (Isaiah 53)

21 For our sake God made him who knew no sin to be sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5) 

19 For as by the one man [Adam’s] disobedience the many were made sinners, so by [Jesus’] obedience the many will be made righteous… 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5)

10 He who descended [into hell], is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.” (Ephesians 4) For sin and death could not contain him.  He arose victorious over the grave.

9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” (Philippians 2)

John speaks of the culmination of this in the great revelation:  “Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals…5 And one of the elders said to me, ‘Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals’.

6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain … And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb…9 And they sang a new song, saying,

‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God’…11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, 

‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!’

13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, 

‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” (Revelation 5)

 

Praise be to God.  This is Christ Our King