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First Sunday Before Advent - Christ the King

Ezekiel 34.11–16, 20–24
Ephesians 1.15–23
Matthew 25.31–46

‘I will be their shepherd,’ declares God to exiled Israel. ‘I will be their God,’ he says a bit later, ‘and David my servant shall be their shepherd.’ All right, we reply to Ezekiel; is God the true king, coming to rescue and judge the sheep, or is it David, the coming
king, the Messiah?

The prophet has no answer. The logic of his vision demands that it be both. God will perform the unique messianic task; or, if you prefer, the Messiah will accomplish that which, when all merely human kings have failed, only Israel’s God can achieve...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year A by N T Wright

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