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October 24, 2016
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King Of Everything - Theology Of The Song - Austin Stone Worship: Kids

Jesus is King over everything … literally everything. He is King over all the things you can see, smell, touch, taste and feel. He is King over everyone—even over you and over me.

You and I don’t live in a time and place that knows much of kings or kingdoms. For most of us, growing up as Americans, the whole notion of a king seems distant and more playful than reality. Sure, we have ideas and there are images that run through our heads when we think of royalty, but those things are far from any tangible, personal experiences.

Jesus is more than our dreams can hold and more than Disney can illustrate … He is the King of all kings.

Think about it … for us kings and queens seem to only have a place in things like a school homecoming celebration, a high school prom, or in the make-believe world of your favorite Disney movie. The truth is, for the most part, kings and kingdoms are a fun thing to think about or pretend … but that’s typically where it stops.

However, when it comes to King Jesus and His kingdom, He is an actual King and His kingdom is far from pretend or something of our imagination. In fact, it is more real than we even know.

Jesus is a real king; the Bible calls him the King of all kings (Revelation 19:16). He is the true and only King, and He is alive—ruling and reigning right now with all power and authority. Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper describes the kingship of Jesus this way: “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”

Make no mistake, Jesus is a king whose reign is actual and forevermore.

But what kind of king is he? Oh, the answer is endless and the explanation could never be held in a short piece like this. He is a king beyond our wildest imagination and fondest hopes. His Word tells us of His kingly character.

He is King of everything … over all the creation (from the busy bumble bee to the roaring lion, from the smallest flower to the highest mountain), over all our possessions (from your favorite toy to the house you live in). He is King of everything … over you and over me.

Jesus is more than our dreams can hold and more than Disney can illustrate … He is the King of all kings.

May we hear afresh, this day and every day, the opening line of the first sermon ever preached from our King Jesus, “the time is fulfilled, the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

“Long live the King! Long live, King Jesus!”

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