The Joshua Victor Theory

Your King is Coming

November 30, 2009

Sermon on Luke 19:28-40 for the First Sunday in Advent

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1. What themes of Kingship are found in the story of Christ, from birth till death? How does the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem show themes of royalty? Read 1 Kings 1; 2 Kings 9:13; Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 118:25-26

2. Why was Israel especially waiting for and expecting a Messianic King? Since the time of the Davidic kings, they had alternately been ruled by the Assyrians (N. Kingdom only), Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and then Romans. What would the Romans have feared about such a demonstration? What reason did the Pharisees fear it? John 12:19

3. What indications were there from prophesy and from Jesus’ own life, that He was a King of Peace, not a political king who would make warfare? See Zech. 9:10; Isaiah 9:2-7

4. What was the misunderstanding of Jesus’ would-be subjects? How do Christians today sometimes mistake the meaning and benefits of being part of God’s kingdom? What makes for a “worthy subject” in Christ’s kingdom? Do we have to be “super-Christians?” Phil. 3:3; 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:9-10

5. How does Christ the King fight for us on the battlefield? Isaiah 35:3-4; 42:3; Col. 2:14-15; 1 Pet. 3:18-19; Acts 2:34-35

6. How should we greet His coming, and prepare for His return? What does He accomplish in us through His Word and Sprit?

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