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Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe C
November 24, 2019
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al


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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

King of Everything

It is not hard to understand why Jesus' adversaries would play ironically on the title “king” when they mock him during his crucifixion.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Counter-Cultural Sovereign

In Christ there is no envy, greed, or lust for power. He, the innocent king who executes none, is executed.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Second Adam

There are similarities between Jesus’ temptations on the cross and his previous temptations by Satan.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Bernard of Clairvaux

No one questions the origin of our Lord Jesus from the line of David, but how, I wonder, will God give him the throne of David, since Jesus never reigned in Jerusalem and would not consent to the crowds who would make him king?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

David was always regarded as the ideal king, and when the messianic hope developed, it was natural that the Messiah should be thought of as a Son of David.

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