December 15, 2019

SERMON SERIES: Long-Expected Jesus

SERMON TITLE: The Long-Awaited King

Micah 5:1-6 


This week, Pastor David continued the Advent Sermon Series with a look at Jesus as King. 

  • Pastor David shared that Micah “longed for the first advent, the coming of the Messiah.” What does it mean for you to long for the coming of Jesus?
  • Micah’s message was one of God’s discipline. What tools does God use for discipline in your life? 
  • Pastor David shared that God’s discipline is always to bring us home to Him. How have you experienced that truth in your life?
  • Jesus came to earth as a “shepherd-king,” a ruler who knows His people intimately. Describe what it means to you to know that He loves you, because of who you are, no matter what you have ever done. 

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Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. Therefore thus says the Lord: behold, against this family I am devising disaster, from which you cannot remove your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster.

~ Micah 2:1-3


And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

~ Hebrews 12:5-6


Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of his brothers shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men; they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and treads within our border.

~ Micah 5:1-6


They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:”

~ Matthew 2:5


I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.

~ John 10:14


I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

~ John 10:11