Our Story With God, Episode 26: Jesus as Ruler
Who are the greatest rulers you can think of? What makes them stand out in your mind - great military victories, political accomplishments, civic advancements? We've already looked at the measuring stick applied to rulers of Israel and Judah - obedience to God's commands. All of those kingdoms eventually fell, but the prophets looked at the Messiah as One who would institute a kingdom with no end. If Jesus was a king, what kind of ruler was He? Many times He told His followers "the kingdom of heaven is like..." but did they ever really understand? Some 2,000 years later, do we?