The Bible is written in metaphor and simile familiar to people of a long-past world, a world in which shepherds and kings were commonalities. When read by people who have no emotional connection to either shepherds or kings, there is a good chance of misunderstanding. This is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday in the liturgical year. What does "King" mean, and what are we saying by calling Christ a King? We might as well call it "Christ the Thing" Sunday. We've lost our emotional connection to kings.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky for our sermon, Christ the Thing.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.