22 Jan Is Jesus The King Of Your Life?
Is Jesus The King Of Your Life?
Many people like to be king, it feels good to be in control, to be served rather than to serve; to be obeyed instead of to obey. Yet, Jesus the King of kings demonstrated what is it like to be meek and humble. Though He is the highest King, He brought Himself down to die on the cross to make peace between God and mankind. Although we like to be masters of our own lives, can we truly manage without Christ as King in our lives? Living in this fallen world with our sinful nature, can we really withstand the attacks and temptations the devil, the world and our flesh hurl at us? We need a divine King whose power is above ourselves, above sin and death, and above any other powers, so that He can save us truly and fully. May God open our hearts to receive Jesus as the King of kings in our lives!
Verses to read: <Luke 19: 28-44>
1. Jesus is the King of kings.
1) However, Jesus is an unusual King.
- Jesus is a meek and humble King.
- Jesus is Prince of peace.
- Peace of reconciliation with God.
- We need peace!
2) Jesus is King of ‘kings’ = He satisfies us more than any other ‘kings’.
- Other ‘kings’ we worship? : Money? Worldly accomplishments? Human love? Etc…
- Jesus can satisfy and save us more than those things.
2. Will you choose Jesus as your King?
1) Can we truly manage without a King?
2) Why must it be Jesus?
- Other ‘kings’ only bring us ‘second-bests’, or worse still, problems.
3) Men’s problems come from not acknowledging and relying on this King.
- Reflect: What is stopping us from seeing Jesus as King?
4) If Jesus is already King in your life… Confirm:
- Can you always His voice and be guided by it?
- When you do so, is your spirit always assured, victorious, and in peace?
- You come to church with a heart to worship the King Jesus? Or only with the heart to solve your own problems?
3. Jesus wept over Jerusalem.
Luke 19:41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
- Because of Jerusalem’s impending judgment due to its rejection of the Messiah.
- The worst kind of problem is when one does not even realize there is a problem.
- God really doesn’t delight in the death of the evil.
2) When Jesus looks at our lives now, is He crying or smiling?
- Our spiritual problem: Saw our own weaknesses, yet we are not sorrowful because of our sins.
- If Jesus is not our King, our lives will be eventually surrounded by ‘enemies’ too.
3) We should align with Jesus’ heart and cry for others too.
- Jesus not just cried, but He also died to save sinners May we also be moved to prayers and actions.
- Is Christ the King of kings in my heart? If yes, share testimonies of how you exalted and obeyed Him in your living and tasted the fruit of doing so. If not yet, share the reasons why. You can also share examples of how you suffered losses when you did not treat Christ as King.
- Is Christ the Prince of Peace to me? How did He always appease the unrest, accusations, fears, worries etc in my heart?
- Do I have the heart of Jesus in crying for the lost and perishing? Jesus truly felt sorry for sinners and died on the cross to save them. If we also truly cry for others, are we taking any practical steps to help them?