the Sunday before the first Advent Sunday, the universal Church celebrate the
Feast of Christ the King.
is the last Sunday of the Christian calendar. The first Advent Sunday marks the
first Sunday of the new Christian year. On the First Advent Sunday we, among other things, start the countdown until Christmastide begins.
Christian year ends celebrating Christ the King, in victory. We gladly bring
honour to Jesus who has not only saved us from our sins by his cross, resurrection,
and ascension. Our celebration of the glorious work of Jesus culminates in the
great finale of the celebration of Christ the King. We rejoice that his Kingdom
has come on earth, just as it is in heaven.
bring honour to our Redeemer, Christ the King, who victoriously reigns now, and
reigns forever. He dealt with our every need, delivered us from every enemy,
healed us from all sin, harm and injury and he is worshipped when everyone bows
before him as Lord of all.
know everything God has promised has not happened on our earth yet! Yes, his
Kingdom has come and, yes, he is the King and Head of the Church, and he reigns
yet, his dominion is also still coming to us and to the world. We still live in
hope, and in faith that we truly heard the Word of God, that testifies that he
will also come again in glory to effect in the smallest detail, his glorious
reign. But until he comes again, we celebrate his heavenly rule, and the coming
of his dominion over everything and everyone with great expectation, in faith
and in the certain knowledge that even now he is the King of our hearts, of
his Church and of every aspect of our lives.
the feast of Christ the King, we celebrate that Jesus of Nazareth, the eternal
Son of God, takes his place as King of kings and Lord of lords in our lives,
our faith and our knowledge in faith that he will bring justice and
righteousness to us, to his people and to the whole world.
celebrate that our King not only brings salvation to us, but through his
ministries in the Church, also to the ends of the earth.
people accept the grace that he brings and commit their lives to the power of
the Holy Spirit who empowers his children and his Church to fulfil the
commission of Christ the King to preach the gospel to everyone, bring justice
wherever we serve him and bring hope and light where darkness still hides his
glorious reign and redemption.
must live only for his honour, glory, and reign. We seek to be obedient by the
power of his resurrection and his Spirit. We are convinced that nobody and
nothing will separate us from the love of God that we received in Christ the
King, our Lord and our Saviour!
to the King of kings!