Christ the King
The Sunday of Christ the King ends the church year; it is the last Sunday before Advent.
Pilate said to Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?"...
Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.
But as it is, my kingdom is not here."
So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?"
Jesus answered, "You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world,to testify to the truth."
John 18: 33, 36 -38
How do we encourage children to explore their ideas of kingship and what it means to call Jesus "king"?
Resources for Christ the King
All Age Talk: A talk focusing on the king who touched water, bread and wood rather than gold, velvet, diamonds and silk...
Confession: A confession for Christ the King using the symobl of a rope, tied with red wool.
Creating a focus for Christ the King: - in church, school or home...
Children's response: How do children respond to the question "What kind of a king is Jesus?"
Labyrinth: Offering the labyrinth as an opportunity to explore the question: "What kind of a king was Jesus?"