John 20:21 (ESV): 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”


This is one of the first resurrection appearances of Jesus. John tells first of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene near the tomb. Then, in the evening of that day, John says that Jesus appeared to the disciples while they were hiding in a locked room.

As Jesus was on trial before Pilate, the governor asked Jesus if he were King of the Jews. Jesus explained that his kingdom is not of this world, but Jesus had come into the world to bear witness of the truth (John 18:33-38).

Now King Jesus, having been resurrected from the dead, delegates his authority to his disciples (and by extension, all who follow him since) to go into the world bearing witness of the truth.


We serve the King of kings. His kingdom is not of this world; therefore, we do not fight and manipulate affairs of this world to force God’s agenda upon those who do not believe him.

Rather, we are commissioned by the King to go out and share the truth: Jesus is King!


Heavenly Father, thank you for the mission you have entrusted to me and all your followers: to share the good news that Jesus is King. Help me to faithfully do my part in making disciples who make disciples of King Jesus. Amen.

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