All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” which means “God with us.” – Matthew 1:22-23
It’s our last regular Wednesday night, and you don’t want to miss the conclusion of our series King of Hearts.
First, we asked Who’s the King of your Heart? We studied the first King of Isreal name Saul. God gave Israel a King after they rejected God from being directly king over them. They asked for a king so they could fit in with their neighbors and wanted what they saw others had. The Lord honored their wishes and gave them Saul, a good-looking, strong guy, even though God knew a king was a bad idea.
Next, we talked about the best King of Isreal, David, the beloved king. David was able to make God king of his heart because he knew he was Beloved of God. He ruled with the security of God’s love and tried to please God. He didn’t live for the expectations of others like Saul. David wasn’t perfect though, but his dynasty lasted 500 years.
This week, we are going to jump ahead to the Real King. The Promised-King. The God-King. Join us as we explore Matthew Chapter One and how Jesus revolutionizes the throne of Isreal and the throne of our heart!
- How does Jesus’s entrance into the world as a baby in Bethlehem shape the message of his kingdom?
- Imagine Jesus sitting on the throne of your heart. What power in your life might feel threatened by his reign? Is it your need to be accepted? Is it your apathy toward helping others?
- Advent is about the “ALREADY” of Jesus’ birth and the “NOT YET” of Jesus’ second coming in final victory. How would you imagine the world is different when ruled by Jesus the God-King, not just saved by Jesus the Anointed One?