King’s Choice

Biblical Text: Luke 23:27-43

This is the last Sunday of the Church Year which recent tradition has often labeled Christ the King Sunday.  The gospel lesson from the year we spend in Luke is a preaching opportunity I relish.  The criminal on the cross is the bane of the theologian, but I’d bet one of the best remembered by ordinary folks.  He scrambles everybody’s system, but he holds out the greatest hope.  And of course is rests simply on the Grace of the King.  It rests on sovereign choice.  This sermon for Christ the King Sunday, is a meditation on that King’s Choice.  Why is rightly causes fear…and why it should cause love.