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Ken Green - November 22, 2015

Disciples: Subjects of the King

Today is “Christ the King” Sunday. Jesus, whose coming we eagerly await, is our King who will bring complete salvation to all his followers and justice to the world as the Supreme Judge of the universe. His Kingdom is not of this world—that would be too small, too limited! Jesus King of the universe, king of all creation. Jesus was coronated at the cross and He has full authority to not only justify those who live by faith, but also to exercise His justice in all the world. As Jesus-followers we live under His eternal reign. How is acknowledging Jesus as our King distinct from simply envisioning Jesus as our “candidate” or elected leader? How does living under His reign bring you comfort? Whom do you know that needs the comfort and peace that only living under Jesus’s reign can bring?

Scripture References: John 18:33-37

From Series: "The Marks of Jesus' Disciples"

At the heart of being Christian, there is this core concept of following Jesus. The disciple follows his or her master, imitating the master and learning along the way. The church is in the disciple-making business, connecting people to Jesus and leading them in the process of walking in His ways. This discipleship process is never completed for any of us in this life—we are continually learning and growing as we follow Jesus until He brings us to our heavenly home. • What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus, a Christ-follower? • What are the core marks of those who follow Jesus faithfully? What does being a disciple look like? • How are disciples shaped and formed as they continue to walk with Jesus? And we always remember that God’s design is not to make us out to be “cookie-cutter Christians”—rather, discipleship is a process, a life-long learning adventure. It is, at its core, the art of following Jesus every day, knowing that Jesus has promised to be with us always, expecting that we will “bear much fruit” as we remain in Him and He remains in us.

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