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Big Idea: Jesus is the King of Kings.
Verse: Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. – Ephesians 1:22 (NLT)
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a king? A crown? A throne? A castle?
How about a baby? We don’t usually think of babies and kings together, do we? Yet, that’s exactly what Christmas is all about. Jesus, born in a manger, is also the King of Kings. Kings may be important people and rule over their kingdoms, but Jesus is the King who rules over everything.
Several months before Jesus was born, an angel appeared to a young girl named Mary and told her some surprising news. He said Mary was going to have a baby, but this baby would be special. He said, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God” (Luke 1: 32 NIrV). God’s Son was coming to earth!
The angel went on to explain that Mary’s baby would follow in the footsteps of King David, the greatest king God’s people had ever known. However, Jesus would be a better king than David. His kingdom would never ever end.
Most rulers eventually grow old and die. Others are defeated in battle, and someone else takes over their kingdom. But not Jesus. Jesus is the King who rules forever.
Think About It:
That’s good news for you and me. When life is scary or confusing, we can remember that Jesus is still on his throne. He is in charge of everything. He is bigger than any problem we will ever face.
Talk to Jesus about your worries and fears. He is a good King. He loves you and will take care of you no matter what.
Prayer: Jesus, you are the King of Kings. Help me to trust you to take care of me when I’m worried or afraid. Amen.
Talk About It:
1. How is Jesus different than other kings or leaders?
2. How does it make you feel to know that Jesus is in charge of the world?
3. Is there anything you’re worried about today? Talk to King Jesus about it right now.
The modern world can be a scary place. It only takes one glance at the news or a season of personal crisis to make us feel overwhelmed and alone. But the truth is we are not alone. Jesus reigns. Over world affairs. Over our personal lives. He is in control (Colossians 1:16-17), works all things for our good (Romans 8:28) and will someday return and make everything right (Revelation 21:3-4). If your heart is troubled, meditate on those verses and ask God to help you to rest in his power today.