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Advent 2006

 

“Jesus is Our King”

Advent Service

 

December 17th, 2006

 

 

Call to Worship

Philippians 2:1-11

 

Jesse Tree

King

 

Corporate Singing

We Three Kings of Orient Are #113

The First Nowell #85

Amazing Love

Special Music

Children’s Choir

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Isaiah 9:1-7

Acts 2:22-36

 

Meditation

‘The Reign of Christ’

 

I. Introduction:

 Of the three offices that we have looked at this advent season, we are most familiar with Jesus being our King. There are numerous songs that call us to sing praises to the newborn King. Yet, in light of the Old Testament office of King, we should ask the question of what it really means for Jesus to be our King. We turn our attention to this office tonight.

 

II. Questions concerning Jesus as our King:

 

 A. What was the purpose of the office of King in the Old Testament?

· The King in Israel was to rule over the people as God’s representative on earth. He had ultimate authority over the people that was given to him by God. Thus, the people were to submit to his rule.

· The King was to protect the people from enemies and to provide for them.

· Of course, the history of Israel shows us a number of Kings who were not faithful to the office of King in that they misrepresented the Lord before the people and did not provide for them and protect them.

· Passages: 1 Samuel 10:1

 

 B. What does the Old Testament say about a coming King?

· 2 Samuel 7:8-16 God’s covenant with David to establish his throne forever.

· Isaiah 9:6-7, 11:1-5, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Micah 5:2 The Prophets speak of a coming King.

 

 C. Why do we believe that Jesus is the King?

· He was born a King (Matthew 1-2).

· He was worshipped as a King (Matthew 21:1-11, Luke ).

· He was crucified as a King (Matthew 27:37, John -40). Unlike the Old Testament kings, He did not come to set up an earthly Kingdom, but He died to establish a heavenly Kingdom.

· He was raised as King (Matthew 28:16-20, Acts -36, Philippians 2:9-11). His authority extends over all the earth. He currently reigns over His people, the Church, as their King.

· He will reign as King forever (Revelation 5, -16). The Day is coming when every person will bow the knee to the King of kings.

III. Response:

  • May we bow the knee and be faithful servants of the King even now. May we submit completely to His rule in our lives as we long for the coming Day. Amen. 

 

Hymn of Response and Praise

Praise Him, Praise Him #227

 

 ~ William Marshall ~

 

 

 

 

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