Season of Pentecost
Sunday Between November 20 and November 26 Inclusive
Reign of Christ or Christ the King Sunday
Last Sunday of Pentecost Season
November 21, 2010, 26th Sunday After Pentecost
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The Rev. Dr. George Hermanson
Note: This sermon was preached November 25, 2007 at Edwards (Knox) United Church.
Our narrative today focuses on Christ the King. A different kind of king - a king whose function is to bring compassionate/justice. A king whose very way of being is one of redemption and care of the least.
Jeremiah speaks to a people whose world has been turned upside down. Luke speaks to people whose world is in turmoil. The writer of Colossians writes to small community that feels it is being tested.
This is the Sunday that is the Christian New Year's Eve. It is a tipping point in the church year. We begin to move again to Advent, looking for light to break through the cracks in our dark reality. We begin another time of waiting with anticipation, living into the future with hope, because of a confidence in the aims of God working for healing and forgiveness.