Bible Study Question – Christ the King
What positive and negative images does ‘King’ conjure up for you?
When you think of Christ as King, what comes to mind? How is He unlike earthly kings?
Where is His kingdom? Luke 17:20-21; John 18:36
Then is Christ’s kingdom simply a spiritual concept, a powerful but abstract ideal? Matthew 19:23,28; Acts 1:6
When did Jesus become king? Matthew 2:1-2, 27:11; Luke 1:31-33
Who does He reign over? John 1:47-49
Who is Israel? Romans 2:28-29; Galatians 6:14-16; Philippians 3:2-3; Colossians 1:13, 2:9-12
What does it mean to be King of kings and Lord of lords? 1 Timothy 6:13-16; Revelation 17:14, 19:11-16
Where was the kingship of Jesus foretold? Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2
When will His kingdom come? Acts 1:6-7; Matthew 12:28, 13:18-23, 21:43 (16:28, 20:20-23, 26:29)
Is there any simple way to understand this puzzling doctrine of the kingdom?
What does repentance do for us in as far as our admittance into the kingdom? What does sin do? Matthew 5:3-10, 6:10
How many other titles of Jesus can you think of? Why is there so many?
Can you think of a title or metaphor for Jesus which isn’t in the Bible, but which might be if the Bible were being written today?
In Samuel chapter 8, why do you think the people wanted an earthly king? Whose leadership were they rejecting?
Is this why many still reject the kingship of Jesus today?
What qualities does the psalmist in Psalm 72 pray that the King will have? Does Jesus fit this description?
Read John 18:33-19:16. Why is it important to know if Pilate’s question is his own or something the Jewish leaders have prompted him to ask (verses 33-34)? How do Jesus and Pilate each demonstrate their power and authority in these verses?