The King of BuildingsJess Davenport, November 26, 2017
Part of the Pentecost 2017 series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday, the last in the Christian year. It's a Sunday where take time to reflect on Christ as the Ruler of the Universe, the One who Reigns. It's a time for us each to ask, "What rules my life?"
As we head into a season where so much is vying for our attention, we get the chance the center ourselves on Christ before Advent begins. What a gift! Take a few moments to read our Scriptures, Psalm 100 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23. Take another moment to think about who or what reigns in your life right now, and come with that reflection to this sermon.
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A Psalm for giving thanks.
100:1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations. (ESV)
1 Corinthians 3:10-11
10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (ESV)
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. (ESV)