Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 24-NOV-2019 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Peter Russell
Christ the King / Reign of Christ – The feast of "Christ the King" has a very short history, going back to a turbulent period of Italian history in 1925. Because Jesus did not claim to be King of the Jews, and because of the involvement of Fascists back in 1925, the feast is also known as the "Reign of Christ". Having a monarch will inevitably result in a class system of wealth and privilege, and Jesus came to uncover the whole game of power and privilege. He identified not with the rich and influential, but with the wretched and lonely; he put the powerful down, and exalted the poor and helpless. He was not a king, but he certainly was a liberator. A better term than "The Kingdom of God" might be "The Commonwealth of God", with an implication of sharing without exception for the common good.
Colossians 1: 15-20; Luke 23: 33-43

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