Jesus in all power willingly empties his authority for the purpose of saving the world. Jesus in all might subjects himself to the rulers, turns himself over to be beaten and killed. Jesus in all glory goes to hell.
But he doesn’t stay there. And when he rises again, he ascends to heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father as ruler over all – that at the name of Jesus, the Christ, every knee shall bow.
The sovereignty of Jesus makes his mission unstoppable. The reign of Jesus calls for our complete surrender. The power of Jesus gives us hope in all circumstances. And the authority of Jesus shapes us in our baptism.