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Christ the King Sunday, November 21, 2021
Ben Colahan
Ben Colahan
Sunday, November 21, 2021
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2 Samuel 23:1-7

1Now these are the last words of David:
 The oracle of David, son of Jesse,
  the oracle of the man whom God exalted,
 the anointed of the God of Jacob,
  the favorite of the Strong One of Israel:

2The spirit of the Lord speaks through me,
  his word is upon my tongue.
3The God of Israel has spoken,
  the Rock of Israel has said to me:
 One who rules over people justly,
  ruling in the fear of God,
4is like the light of morning,
  like the sun rising on a cloudless morning,
  gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.

5Is not my house like this with God?
  For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
  ordered in all things and secure.
 Will he not cause to prosper
  all my help and my desire?
6But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away;
  for they cannot be picked up with the hand;
7to touch them one uses an iron bar
  or the shaft of a spear.
  And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot.

Psalm 132:1-12 [13-18]

1Lord, re- | member David,
  and all the hardships | he endured;
2how he swore an oath | to the Lord
  and vowed a vow to the Mighty | One of Jacob:
3“I will not come under the roof | of my house,
  nor climb up in- | to my bed;
4I will not allow my | eyes to sleep,
  nor let my | eyelids slumber;
5until I find a place | for the Lord,
  a dwelling for the Mighty | One of Jacob.”
6“The ark! We heard it | was in Ephrathah;
  we found it in the | fields of Ja’ar.
7Let us go to God’s | dwelling-place;
  let us fall upon our knees be- | fore God’s footstool.”
8Arise, O Lord, into your | resting-place,
  you and the ark | of your strength.
9Let your priests be | clothed with righteousness;
  let your faithful people | sing with joy.
10For your servant | David’s sake,
  do not turn away the face of | your anointed. 
11The Lord has sworn an oath to David, and in truth, | will not break it:
  “A son, the fruit of your body, will I set up- | on your throne.
12If your children keep my covenant and my testimonies that | I shall teach them,
  their children will sit upon your throne for- | evermore.” 
13For the Lord has | chosen Zion,
  desiring Jerusalem for a | habitation:
14“This shall be my resting- | place forever;
  here will I dwell, for I de- | light in Zion.
15I will surely bless the cit- | y’s provisions,
  and satisfy the | poor with bread.
16I will clothe the priests | with salvation,
  and the faithful in Zion will re- | joice and sing.
17There will I make the horn of | David flourish;
  I have prepared a lamp for | my anointed.
18As for his enemies, I will clothe | them with shame;
  but as for him, his | crown will shine.” 

John 18:33 - 19:15

18:33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" 
34 Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" 
35 Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?" 
36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." 
37 Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." 
38 Pilate asked him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, "I find no case against him. 
39 But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover. Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?" 
40 They shouted in reply, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a bandit.
19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 
2 And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. 
3 They kept coming up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and striking him on the face. 
4 Pilate went out again and said to them, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no case against him." 
5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!" 
6 When the chief priests and the police saw him, they shouted, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no case against him." 
7 The Jewish leaders answered him, "We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has claimed to be the Son of God." 
8 Now when Pilate heard this, he was more afraid than ever. 
9 He entered his headquarters again and asked Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer. 
10 Pilate therefore said to him, "Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?" 
11 Jesus answered him, "You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin." 
12 From then on Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders cried out, "If you release this man, you are no friend of the emperor. Everyone who claims to be a king sets himself against the emperor." 
13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside and sat on the judge's bench at a place called The Stone Pavement, or in Hebrew Gabbatha. 
14 Now it was the day of Preparation for the Passover; and it was about noon. He said to the Jewish leaders, "Here is your King!" 
15 They cried out, "Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!" Pilate asked them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but the emperor."