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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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Jesus is Coming

God is,
always has been
and yet
is still to come.

He loves us,
saves us,
frees us
and appoints us
to be with him.
We are his people,
workers with him.

And yet,
he is still to come.
He promises to come again,
that everyone may see,
there will be no uncertainty,
God’s arrival.

God who was,
is
and is yet to come
we worship you.

I come in confession
for the times I have ignored you,
not looked for you,
missed
or hampered
your arrival where I am.
Forgive me
when I have wounded you.

May I wait,
faithfully,
openly,
longingly,
looking for your presence.

Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending

Revelation 1:4-8 (CEV)

From John to the seven churches in Asia.

I pray that you
    will be blessed
with kindness and peace
from God, who is and was
    and is coming.
May you receive
    kindness and peace
from the seven spirits
    before the throne of God.
May kindness and peace
    be yours
from Jesus Christ,
    the faithful witness.

Jesus was the first
    to conquer death,
and he is the ruler
    of all earthly kings.
Christ loves us,
    and by his blood
he set us free
    from our sins.
He lets us rule as kings
and serve God his Father
    as priests.
To him be glory and power
    forever and ever! Amen.
Look! He is coming
    with the clouds.
Everyone will see him,
even the ones who stuck
    a sword through him.
All people on earth
will weep because of him.
    Yes, it will happen! Amen.

The Lord God says, “I am Alpha and Omega, the one who is and was and is coming. I am God All-Powerful!”

The Lord is King – Psalm 93

You are King,
Mighty,
majestic,
glorious.

You are the creator,
the holder of the world.

Holy,
powerful,
sure,
eternal.

I hold to you
for ever more.

Psalm 93 (CEV)

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.

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