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I.A KING PROMISED
A.David promised God a temple. God promises David an eternal king from his family line. (2 Samuel 7:1-17)
B.God promised Israel an eternal king as far back as one of their patriarchs, Jacob. (Genesis 49:8-12)
C.The Jews rejected Jesus as this eternal King, leaving them vulnerable to the Anti-Christ.
D.Jesus is not just the eternal king of Israel, but all those who are united through faith to Abraham.
II.THE KING COMES…SORT OF
A.Each Gospel opens with a subtle hint that the eternal King has arrived in Jesus. (Matthew 1, Luke 3, Mark 1:14-15)
B.Jesus claimed to be the promised eternal King, for which He was executed by the Romans. (Matthew 27:11, John 19:10-11)
C.In His first coming, Jesus did not come to rule with a scepter. He came to redeem us as our Savior in the name of glory and love.
III.OUR KING CORONATED
A.At the end of time, Jesus takes His place on His throne and is celebrated by the nations. (Revelation 7:9-12)
B.Our lives are now governed by a kingdom missiology and not a political ideology, which changes the way we live and the way we give.
•The griminess of the people Jesus came from previews the kinds of people Jesus came for.