The Psalmist wrote in chapter 29 verse 11, “The Lord sits enthroned, King forever.” This foundational truth demands a response on our part. We have a natural tendency to place things on the throne of our hearts that are not Christ. We enthrone relationships, hobbies, friends, money, control, etc; yet the Lord is the One meant for the throne. He reigns in Heaven but does He reign in our hearts?
To fully unpack the idea of enthroned we must look at the throne in Heaven and the throne in our hearts. Christ is as work where He resides and His presence is made known there as well. Enthroned is a 4-part series designed to help us realize who or what truly sits on the throne of our hearts and what steps we can take to remove our idols from the throne and genuinely live the truth we find in Psalm 29:10b, “The Lord sits enthroned, King forever.” Is He enthroned in you?
The book of James makes a strong statement about God’s response to our character. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6b. Selfishness is a struggle we all face and it has the power to strongly cripple our relationship with God. Jesus humbled Himself by coming to seek and save the lost, as well as to serve people and die for us in our place. We are to be imitators of Christ’s humility and selflessness.
Dethroned is designed to show us that a humble life is one that brings Him glory. We also see that we have a bad habit of putting ourselves on the throne when that spot is reserved for Christ and Christ alone. Dethroned is a 3-part series that deals with Philippians 2:1-11 and discusses the need for us to be dethroned and for Christ to be enthroned in our hearts as King forever. God’s desire for His people is for us to be humble, servants of others, and to love and know Christ. James 4:6b: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” For Christ to be enthroned, we must be dethroned.
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