Tag Archives: John 18:33-37

What Kind of King?

I don’t know who you are,
I don’t know what you’ve done
that has upset
your own people so much.

I am trying to understand
who
and what you are Jesus.

Are you a king,
the King of the Jews?
Or are you deluded,
a fool?

If people got who I am,
truly understood,
they would stop this happening.

But they still don’t understand
the king I am,
what it means,
for me
and for them.
They cannot grasp
the kingdom
I am showing them,
how it works
and the way to be a part of it.

I am the way,
the truth
and life
– if only
you can grasp it.

You,
like everyone else
must decide if I am King,
if I reign for you
and what you will do about it.

Sing We The King

John 18:33-37 (CEV)

33 Pilate then went back inside. He called Jesus over and asked, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34 Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own or did someone tell you about me?”

35 “You know I’m not a Jew!” Pilate said. “Your own people and the chief priests brought you to me. What have you done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom doesn’t belong to this world. If it did, my followers would have fought to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. No, my kingdom doesn’t belong to this world.”

37 “So you are a king,” Pilate replied.

“You are saying that I am a king,” Jesus told him. “I was born into this world to tell about the truth. And everyone who belongs to the truth knows my voice.”

Jesus and Pilate

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King Making

What does an image of a king make you think of?  Someone rather removed from life?  Untouchable?  Someone you would never get to meet?

John 18:33-37

33 Pilate then went back inside. He called Jesus over and asked, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34 Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own or did someone tell you about me?”

35 “You know I’m not a Jew!” Pilate said. “Your own people and the chief priests brought you to me. What have you done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom doesn’t belong to this world. If it did, my followers would have fought to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. No, my kingdom doesn’t belong to this world.”

37 “So you are a king,” Pilate replied.

“You are saying that I am a king,” Jesus told him. “I was born into this world to tell about the truth. And everyone who belongs to the truth knows my voice.”

It always seems odd to return to Easter, just before Advent, but life comes full circle – and God is in it all.

Jesus is King, both as a helpless baby and the man.  But in him king doesn’t mean aloof, or sat in a palace away from the realities of life.  For Jesus it means being part of life, touching and feeling it.

Jesus is a King we can know, I king we can talk to, a King we can reach out to – and invites us to reach out to him.

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Thank you God

for coming to earth,

for living in our world,

showing us your love.

Thank you that each day

you continue to reach out to us,

and invite us to reach out to you,

our King

and our Saviour

The Lord Is King

93 Our Lord, you are King!
Majesty and power
are your royal robes.
You put the world in place,
and it will never be moved.
    You have always ruled,
and you are eternal.

The ocean is roaring, Lord!
The sea is pounding hard.
Its mighty waves are majestic,
but you are more majestic,
and you rule over all.
Your decisions are firm,
and your temple will always
be beautiful and holy.