Royal by Birth or Royal by Death

April 29, 2011 marked the epic marriage of Prince William to former flight attendant and commoner Catherine Middleton. Every young girl’s dream, she married a prince and became the “Duchess of Cambridge.” William is royal by birth, Catherine by marriage, but we’ve been made royal by death – the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yes, the true Royal Blood of the Lamb has redeemed us all. Now we’re “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people” or God’s own possession! Welcome to your very own coronation from the true King of Kings! See I Peter 2:9

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To Rebel is to Repel

Yet honor me [Saul] now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and beforeIsrael, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God. (I Sam. 15:30)

Once the most humble man in Israel, rebellious Saul was stripped of his kingship. When told of God’s rejection, Saul quickly sidesteps his relationship saying the “Lord THY God.” In stark contrast, David’s vocabulary is replete with relationship in Psalms, “I will love thee, O LORD, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer; my God…” (18:1-2). Remember, when you rebel, you repel your relationship with God!

Serminutes – Sermon in a Minute. A one minute spiritual pick-me-up for busy Christians!  Visit this POST for details on what exactly that is. Thank you for visiting today! May the Lord richly bless you. Rodger Mangold