Accepting the King

When Jesus was arrested and brought before Pontius Pilate in His final hours of ministry before He was crucified, Pilate asked Jesus “are You the King of the Jews?”  Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own, or have others told you about Me?” (John 18:33b-34)

In the same way, do you follow Christ because you believe He is the one true Messiah or because someone told you that you should?  Do you believe that God’s Word is true when it speaks of Jesus Christ or was he another great man who was a prophet?  In the end, the decision is ultimately yours.  Your decision will likely take into account who you believe is the authority in your life.  If Jesus is truly the King of your life, you will accept Him as your authority.  If he is not, then someone or something else will be your authority, whether it be another person or a form of idolatry.

“You are a king then?” Pilate asked. “You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth.  Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice” (John 18:37).  Do you hear His voice?  I pray you’re listening.


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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