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John 18:33-37

Christ the King

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John 18:33-37

Christ the King

by Dr. Dan Wuori

I thought today we might take a moment to talk about the calendar. What is a calendar – what does it help us to do? (Solicit children’s answers.)

That’s right. A calendar is something we use to keep track of time – but instead of measuring minutes and hours it measures the days of the week and the months of the year.

You might not know it, but we follow a special church calendar too and this week we are celebrating the very end of it with a special day. We call it The Feast of Christ the King – and it is the last Sunday before we begin a new church calendar year with the four weeks of Advent, which is the time we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Have you ever heard Jesus called a king? There are several different places in the Bible where he’s called one – and this week’s Gospel reading is one of them. Why do you think he might be called that? What does it mean when we call someone “king?” (Solicit children’s answers.)

A king is a leader of his people. That makes it a pretty good name for Jesus, doesn’t it?

Let’s pray.

Dear God,

Help us to prepare our hearts for advent and the coming of our king.


Copyright 2009, Dr. Dan Wuori. Used by permission.