The Kingdom - Part 2: Coronation
Series: The Kingdom
Jesus wasted no time in revealing his purpose. He claimed he came to bring the Kingdom of Heaven down to earth. And then, he began to do that in small ways. Every one of his miracles was a re-creation of how God intended the world to be, it was a small space where the Kingdom of God briefly intersected the Kingdom of Earth. But his generation wasn’t waiting for a miracle man to save them. They were waiting for a king. Jesus was a King unlike any other. While he came to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, he did it in the most unusual way. Not through politics or military force. But through humility suffering and death. The climax of the story comes at the crucifixion. The gospel writers emphasize that the crucifixion was a coronation of sorts. The talk about his crown, his robe, his scepter and his title. And ultimately, he was lifted up and elevated on his throne, a cross. But that’s the exact way that this king established the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.