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We want to talk today about the Kingdom of God...the Kingdom of God. And in particular we want to talk about the visible King and His invisible Kingdom. I would imagine that THE most elaborate event that the world ever sees, THE most magnificent event, the most grandiose ceremony that is ever held is a coronation. I've never been to a coronation, but I've seen a few on television. And they really pull out all the stops, even, in fact, when the person being crowned has a rather insignificant actual role to play. But that's a holdover from days when the crowning of a King was intended to be grandiose and it was intended to make a massive, if not awesome and even frightening impression on people, cause after all, a king was a king and a king or a queen, in some cases, has absolute power, absolute authority to do absolutely whatever he wills, whenever he wills, with whomever he wills. This is what it means to be a king.

We've all seen on television the vestiges of a coronation. And we have seen what a grand event it is in the most austere and magnificent building available to a people with the most lavish kinds of clothes, attended by the most erudite and significant and important of all people. These are all signs of the power and signs of the privilege and signs of the authority. These are the magnificent emblems of what it means to be the monarch, to have absolute supremacy and absolute sovereignty in a nation....

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