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By Rev Doug Nemitz
First Lutheran Church 

Sermonette: Christ the King Sunday


November 26, 2018

In my tradition, we celebrate Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the Church year, on Nov. 25 this year. The assigned New Testament reading is from Revelation 1:4b-8. In that passage I read, “To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Revelation 1:5b-6).

I think we, in the United States, are at a disadvantage in attempting to understand this passage. We don’t know much about kings, except that we don’t like them. Our nation is not ruled by a...

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