Sunday, December 2, 2018—Mike Teel, Pastor
WHAT KIND OF THRONE? The Throne of Incarnation
FOCAL PASSAGE: Luke 1:26-33
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
The question we hope to address the next few weeks is
“WHAT KIND OF THRONE WILL GOD HAVE IN YOUR LIFE?”
THE SETTING OF LUKE
1. INTERTESTAMENTAL PERIOD
2. PERSIAN INFLUENCE
A SUPREME DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE
So why did God become a man?
John 1:1, 14
To demonstrate God is not aloof or distant, but loved us enough to become one of us.
Virgin birth, perfect sacrifice, all because He loved us and wanted us to see this love.
OUR RESPONSE TO THE INCARNATION
Mary’s response (Mary Did You Know?)
A response of the moment (just a moment . . . )
What kind of throne will you provide for Jesus the King of Kings?
LIVE IT OUT
> How will you allow for that moment for Christ to become the King of your life?
> How will your life be different tomorrow because Jesus is the King of your life?