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More than A King, He is Our Majestic Sovereign

Date:12/18/11

Series: The Hope of Every Nation and Every Person is the Coming Prophet, Priest, King

Speaker: Daniel Sweet

The Hope of Every Nation and Every Person is the Coming Prophet, Priest, King

More than A King, He is Our Majestic Sovereign

A Brief History of the Kings:

Melchizedek:                Around 2000 BC
Abimelech:                   Around 1200 BC
Saul/David/Solomon:   Around 1000 BC
Rehoboam/Jeroboam:  Around 950 BC
Ahab/Jehoshaphat:      Around 900 BC
Jehu:                             Around 850 BC
Uzziah:                          Around 800 BC
Ahaz/Hoshea:               Around 750 BC
Hezekiah/Manasseh:     Around 700 BC
Jehoiakim:                              Around 600 BC,
Herod:                            Around the birth of Christ,

  1. The Battle for Sovereignty
  • The battle for autonomy: the desire of every wandering heart, Genesis 3
  • The battle to control our own destiny: the desire of every wayward culture, Genesis 11
  • The battle to control everyone else: the desire of every megalomaniac, Exodus 5
  1. The King Predicted, the Hope of the Prophet Isaiah, Isaiah 6-11
  • Isaiah’s calling and impending destruction of a nation, Isaiah 6
  • The virgin conception and Promised Child named Immanuel, Isaiah 7
  • The promised King: A Child is born; A Son is given, Isaiah 9

o   He will be Sovereign – “The government will be upon His shoulders”

o   He will be called “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Everlasting Father,” “Prince of Peace”

  • The promised remnant of Israel and Judah, Isaiah 10
  • The promised Davidic King and the restoration of a nation, Isaiah 11
  1. The Birth of the King, Luke 2:25-34

 


 

The Hope of Every Nation and Every Person is the Coming Prophet, Priest, King

More than A King, He is Our Majestic Sovereign

 

Scripture Reading and Prayer…Leslie Evans (Psalm 103)

 

More than A King, He is OUR Majestic Sovereign (Header Slide)

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  • Slide 2
  • A Prophet – One who speaks for God to us
  • A Priest – One who speaks to God for us
  • A King – One who rules over us
  • Melchizedek:                Around 2000 BC
    Abimelech:          Around 1200 BC
    Saul/David/Solomon: Around 1000 BC
    Rehoboam/Jeroboam: Around 950 BC
    Ahab/Jehospaphat:      Around 900 BC
    Uzziah:                          Around 800 BC
    Ahaz/Hoshea:               Around 750 BC
    Hezekiah/Manasseh:     Around 700 BC
    Jehoiakim:                    Around 600 BC
    Herod:                           At the birth of Christ
  • The merger of these 2 offices, Priest who is also a king, is our focus today
  • Read : (Slide 10)
  1. The Battle for Sovereignty
  • The battle for autonomy: the desire of every wandering heart, Genesis 3
  • The battle to control our own destiny: the desire of every wayward culture, Genesis 11
  • The battle to control everyone else: the desire of every megalomaniac, Exodus 5
  1. The King Predicted, the Hope of the Prophet Isaiah, Isaiah 6-11
  • Isaiah’s calling and impending destruction of a nation, Isaiah 6
  • The virgin conception and Promised Child named Immanuel, Isaiah 7
  • “Whatever we trust in place of God will eventually turn on us and destroy us.” with reference to Ahaz’s dependents on foreign kings and nations
  • The promised King: A Child is born; A Son is given, Isaiah 9

o   He will be Sovereign – “The government will be upon His shoulders”

o   He will be called “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Everlasting Father,” “Prince of Peace”

  • The promised remnant of Israel and Judah, Isaiah 10
  • The promised Davidic King and the restoration of a nation, Isaiah 11
  1. The Birth of the King, Luke 2:25-34
  • Read Luke 2: (Slide )
  • Read Luke 2: (Slide )
  • How far does this sovereign rule extend?
  • In other words, how much of our lives fall under the sovereignty of Christ?
  • “Every idle word…”
  • Hebrews 4:12 “
  • II Corinthians “take every thought captive…”
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