Title: Part of the Royal Family
Date: Jul 25, 2012
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:11-12, Hebrews 1:3-6, Matthew 1:18, 1 Timothy 6:15
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Who do you think of when you think of a King or a Queen? The most well-known Queen right now is probably Queen Elizabeth II. While everyone knows of her, how many of her subjects do you think have personally met her? Probably not very many. Royals tend to be set apart from the common people. They live in a nice palace and don't normally go places the general public goes. The good news is, we have someone who is of even purer royalty--and He doesn't separate Himself from His people. His name is Jesus Christ.
"The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names" (Hebrews 1:3-6, NLT).
"This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 1:18, NLT).
- What makes Jesus (the Son) so unique and special?
- How does Jesus' power compare to the power of the angels?
- How was Jesus conceived?
Because He was conceived by God, Jesus' bloodline comes from God Himself. As a Christian, we are part of that lineage as well. We become an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ. We become part of the royal family of Christ! The Bible says that Jesus is better than all the other kings of this world; in fact, He's the King of kings!
"For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords" (1 Timothy 6:15, NLT).
- What makes Christ the King of all kings in your life?
- Do you live your life like you are an heir to God?
- What kind of impact should our new relationship to God have on our lives?
Isn't it comforting to know that we serve the King of kings and Lord of lords! As a Christian, you are a child of the King and part of the royal family. Take some time today to pray and thank God for making you a part of His family. Thank Him for being an even better King because He wants to have an intimate relationship with you--one that we could never have with any earthly king.