Matthew 3,4 I. The Preamble (The Intent of the Law) II. The King’s Preparation III. The King’s Proclamations A. Defining the Kingdom of God. B. Historic Views of The Kingdom. (The Kingdom of God can be understood as the spiritual and physical realm where Christ or His Holy Spirit is present) *Map Closing- Our Monarch, our King is Christ. Finally, what will it take for each of us to fully surrender to The King, right now, right here in His Kingdom?

The Arrival of the King

Are you ready to go from the stable to the spectacular? God may very well call you to places you never imagined and situations you could never have predicted. "and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:33

Sovereign Vision

Sovereign Vision. Introduction- Matthew 1:1–17 The Genealogy of Jesus Christ I. Bathsheba’s gift 2 Samuel 12:24,25 II. Solomon’s kingdom 1 Kings 3:1–15 III. Christina’s story IV. Bathsheba’s story Conclusion- Your story Do you remember what the life of Samuel taught us?

David and Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba Intro. The events that delivered the Kingdom to David. I. The Crime. 2 Samuel 11:1-5 II. The cover-up. 2 Samuel 11:6–17 III. The Uncovering a. The confrontation 2 Samuel 12: 1-15 b. The confession c. The consequences So the choice is yours 1. Hide your sin from God and live miserably with the consequences. 2. Uncover your sin before God, Confess it and live your life Forgiven Psalm 51:7–12

David and Goliath

David and Goliath I. Goliath; bent on destruction II. Saul; bent on self-preservation. III. David; A soul synchronized with The Spirit of God. Conclusion: So, from David, to Dickens and up through today... Ps.18: 46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation—

Who do you know?

Who do you Know? Intro: Last week Rom. 15:12-13 I. Saul, physically impressive before men. 1. 1 Samuel 10:23 2. 1 Samuel 13: 13-14 3. 1 Samuel 15: 10-28 II. David, spiritually known before God. 1. 1 Samuel 16: 1-7 2. 1 Samuel 16: 10-13 III. Who do you want to be? 1. What in this life motivates you? 2. Do you understand who you are? Illustration- Francisca Who must you get to know?

The Power of Hope

The Power of Hope Scripture: Romans 15:13 (1). THE SIGHT OF THIS HOPE • Our Hope looks to Jesus as our constant focus. (2). THE SOURCE OF THIS HOPE • He is "the God of (the) Hope" (3). THE SERENITY OF THIS HOPE • "All joy and peace in believing" (4). THE SUFFICIENCY OF THIS HOPE • "That you may abound" (5). THE SUPPLY OF THIS HOPE • "By the power of the Holy Spirit" • We receive this abundant Hope by the Spirit’s power at work in our lives.

Perspective for 2020: Two Women, Two Songs & Christmas Woman #1: Hannah 1 Samuel 1:1-28 Song #1 Hannah's Prayer 1 Samuel 2:1-11 Woman #2 Mary Song #2 Mary's Magnificat Luke 1:46-57 Perspective to be gained 1) Magnify God’s grace 2) Meditate on His Word 3) Make known His Son

The Shepherds

1. They Listened Well 2. They overcame their fears 3. They spread the word

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