Jesus as King: God’s Ultimate Plan – Gospel in Life
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Jesus as King: God’s Ultimate Plan

Tim Keller |  January 30, 1994

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Topics:
  • Purpose and Calling
Duration:
48:15
Scripture:
Ephesians 1:9-12
SKU:
RS 46-15

Ephesians 1:9–12

Thinking about Jesus as a king can help us make sense of the world’s confusion and randomness. The Bible shows us that Jesus is a King who will bring about two key things: a future kingdom and a rule that will bring everything together. This gives us a sense of purpose and order in a world that often seems to make no sense.

1. Jesus Christ has a kingdom coming

God originally created the world with perfect order, like a clockmaker making a clock. But when people tried to be their own boss, things got messed up, and we ended up with a world full of sickness, decay, and fear. But the good news is that Jesus promises to bring about a new kingdom. In this kingdom, there will be healing, unity, and completeness. Death and division will be no more. This future time of joy and plenty is something we can hardly imagine.

2. He is King right now of history

The idea of Jesus being a king is closely linked to suffering and historical events. This shows that He is in control of everything, even when we can’t see it. Understanding that everything that happens is part of God’s plan is important. It points us to the time when everything will be healed and keeps life from seeming out of control. Trusting in God’s plan and finding peace in His big picture is what we should take away from this.

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