The Death of Herod

February 23, 2012

The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.–Revelation 11:15

Our Scripture passage this week brings this question into focus–whose kingdom is more powerful?

King Herod was a ruler who was given lots of authority.  He used his power to persecute the early church.  But he also used his power to provide for the needs of people in his kingdom.

At the end of the day, he allowed pride to take control of his heart.  When he allowed people to worship him, instead of giving glory to God, his life was cut short  An angel struck him and he was eaten by worms.

God establishes kings and rulers.  And God also removes them. 

How about you?  You may not dress up in purple robes and wear a crown on your head.  But what about your life?  How do you use the authority that God has given you?  Who is king of your life?

Join us at 10 AM on Sunday as we meet at the Truesdale Home and share a message called “The Death of Herod” based on Acts 12:20-25.