The King and His Kingdom
A Sermon on John 18:36-37
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (ESV)
Why Jesus was rejected and treated as He was; nothing new in the rejection of Jesus; errors of understanding explained; Jesus an authoritative teacher; the importance of a correct understanding of the kingdom; the error of the modern Church.