2 Samuel 23:1-7 Daniel wants us to incorporate people into worship—his pet heresy. Alex directs the conversation toward how God names us and identifies us as God’s own. Daniel reinterprets it through Jesus. As he does.
Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18) A song of David that shows us how the Kingdom moves: we move God to remember, we invite God to join the spaces we already occupy, the presence of God moves into the place where the righteous king is enthroned.
Revelation 1:4b-8 A piling up of titles for Jesus as ruling king. Christ is enthroned as resurrected king—hope for people who might have to pass through death themselves.
John 18:33-37 Jesus’ kingship and kingdom—not from the world, but present in this world anyway.
Alex Kirk is the Lead Pastor at Chatham Community Church in Pittsboro, NC. He served on InterVarsity staff for sixteen years and was the lead editor on the latest rendition of InterVarsity’s Small Group Leader Handbook. You can find his Sunday’s Best Three Minutes video series at the Chatham Church Facebook Page.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.