141217 "Hail to the Lord's Anointed" - King

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 Written by Pastor Schmidt

Q: To what office did God anoint Christ?

Acts 10:38. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power

Deuteronomy 18:15. The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.

Hebrews 3:1. Fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

John 18:37. Jesus answered "You are right in saying I am a king.

A: God anointed Christ to the office of prophet, priest and king. ("Christ" means "The Anointed One.")


Q: What were the Old Testament kings anointed to do?

1 Samuel 9:17. When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, "This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.

1 Samuel 8:20. We will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.

A: The Old Testament kings were anointed to rule the people and protect them.


Q: What did Christ do as the King while he was on earth?

1 Corinthians 15:56 – 57. The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 2:14. Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death – that is the devil.

Romans 14:9. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

John 18:36 – 37. My kingdom is not of this world...I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.

Luke 17:21. The kingdom of God is within you.

A: As the King, Christ won the victory over sin, death and the devil so that he might rule in the hearts of believers by his Word.


Q: How does Christ carry out his office of King now while he is in heaven?

Romans 8:38 – 39. I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 4:18. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.

A: Christ carries out his office of King now by protecting us from all our enemies in order to bring us safely to his heavenly kingdom.


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