Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Alpha and the Omega
Alpha and the Omega
Revelations 1:8 “I am the Alpha and
the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the
Gleaning from Pastor Jerry’s sermon
as he ministered and proclaimed that today is; “Christ the King Sunday”
It is the last Sunday in ordinary
time before Advent begins next week.
The ending, and the beginning.An ending often comes before the new can
Christ the King Sunday was declared
by Pope in 1925.Seven years prior the armistice was signed on November 11th
ending World War I.
Approaching was the depression,
failure of banks and the stock market.There seemed to be no ending of terror and atrocities.
What do American Christians do?We elect Presidents and Leaders but we do not
elect a King. Yet we are interested in
Royalty, their weddings, births and their scandals.
Much of our literature has to do
with British royalty, Kings, Queens, Princes
and Princesses.Ideally we can relate to
monarchy, and “Happily ever After” stories.
However they are not a model for
Christ the King.Our divine Jesus came
not to exploit his followers but to serve and to save the lost.
Jesus gave us two signposts:
1.In the Beatitudes, to go the second mile - - A powerful way of silent
2.That He was the Alpha and the Omega – The beginning and the end.
Jesus was a threat to the Jewish
leaders and they wanted to do away with him.
When Pilot asked Jesus if he was a
king, Jesus replied, “you say I am a king, but my kingdom is not of this
No other has ever been a just ruler,
not even famous King David or King Solomon, who both failed at times.
Today we view the end of one season
and the beginning of another.
Spiritually we can experience new
Jesus came not to be served, but to
be a servant.May we go forth and do