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Jesus Christ is king over a kingdom of sinners-turned-saints by the redemption in his blood. We are made new by his sacrifice. We are made holy by God’s mercy. We are made alive by the working of the Spirit within.

Enter into a time of connection with this great God, this mighty king, this moving Spirit. Worship the One who is worthy of true worship.

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May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:11-14

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Praise God that Jesus is King!

The author of Colossians reminds all Christians across time and distance that we have a strength, a joy, and an inheritance made possible through Jesus Christ, the King.

When life seems hard, the world seems dark, or the race feels long, we can hold on to the good promises of God. As we seek God we are made strong and given joyful patience. Problems may not go away, but we can keep walking because we have a long ancestry of saints. We are not alone, and we are free from the power of darkness.

We can’t forget these good words - we have been redeemed!

What does this mean for your life? Does it change how you live? Does it change how you deal with adversity? As you finish another week and enter into the weekend, reflect on what Jesus as king means for your life right now.

Caitlin Estes

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Jesus, I praise you for your gift of redemption. Thank you for hearing my prayers for forgiveness and promising an answer. As I face difficulties in life, strengthen me with joyful patience and a thankful heart for the inheritance you promise. Amen.

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Go forward in confidence of the rule and reign of Christ, the community of fellow believers, and the hope that is to be fulfilled.

Remember Jesus Christ as lowly infant, humble carpenter, and servant king. Remember him as invisible God made flesh, firstborn of creation, everlasting Prince of Peace.

Live fully into the abundant life offered you, and give thanks.

Caitlin Estes

Caitlin Estes is a graduate of Campbell Divinity School who desires to lead people to the goodness of God. She can most often be found at a coffee shop, spending time with her husband, or writing for her website

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