Sermons on King

Sermons on King

Zechariah 6:9-15

In Zechariah 6:9-15 the prophet prophesies of a glorious King, called “the Branch” who will reign as a glorious priest-king. He will build the house of the Lord as promised to David. This refers to none other than Jesus Christ who has built the true house for God in the incarnation and by building up the church with living stones, and who will build the new heavens and the new earth as the ultimate house wherein God will dwell with…

Daniel 7:1-14

In Daniel 7:1-14 Daniel is given a terrifying vision of the rise of various beastly kingdoms. These kingdoms refer tot he kingdoms of the world which are always against the people of God. The Son of Man, however, has received a kingdom that eclipses all of them.

Psalm 72

Psalm 72 contains a long prayer for the King, but not just any king: The climactic Son of David, the Messiah. This King will reign in righteousness and have an everlasting kingdom that is glorious beyond comprehension. Christ is this King who has come, and we are called upon to pray that His Kingdom would come.

Jeremiah 23:1-8

In Jeremiah 23:1-8, Jeremiah laments the fact that the people of God suffer under poor leadership but prophesies of better days. When will these days come? When the righteous branch of David, whose name is “Jehovah our Righteousness” appears. When this happens, he will work a salvation so great that is will eclipse even the Exodus. This is the salvation that is ours in Christ.

Psalm 45

Psalm 45 describes the Messiah as a great, victorious King given a beautiful bride. The Messiah is called “God” being anointed by God, the Father for kingship. The bride, therefore, is the people of God who are called to leave everything for the love of the bridegroom.

Psalm 2

Psalm 2 predicts the coming of Christ as the one who will rule over all the nations. Though the nations oppose His rule, He will rule over them with a rod of iron. Therefore, God laughs at the attempts of His enemies to oppose Him. Christians, therefore, ought to take comfort knowing that Christ will always conquer all of His enemies.

Matthew 17:1-8

In Matthew 17:1-8 Christ brings Peter, James, and John up the mountain and is transfigured before them. Christ gives a foretaste of His glory and the majestic voice is borne from heaven testifying of His greatness. What are we to do in response to this? Listen to Him.

1 Samuel 17:1-58 (Part 3)

1 Samuel 17:1-58 tells the well-known story of David and Goliath. David’s defeat of Goliath is meant to be a type of Christ. David’s defeat of Goliath indicates that Christ is the giant-defeating, dragon-slaying King whose victory means victory for all of God’s people over the devil.

1 Samuel 17:1-58 (Part 2)

1 Samuel 17:1-58 tells the well-known story of David and Goliath. It is important to remember that David’s life is meant to be understood as a prophecy of Christ. David is a type of Christ, and therefore, his victory over Goliath is meant to be understood as a prophecy of how Christ will defeat the devil. What we understand about Christ from this text is that He is the true King after God’s own heart, who defeats the enemy as…

1 Samuel 2:1-10

In 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hannah sings a song of praise to God for giving her a son. This song contains the major themes found in the books of Samuel. By giving Hannah a son, God has shown his preference for the humble. He often works to exalt the humble while also humbling the exalted. These things show the almighty sovereignty of God. Such an action can be seen in the calling of David, the youngest of Jesse’s sons, and ultimately…

1 Samuel 1:1-20

Pastor Grasso gives an overview of the books of Samuel, focusing on the themes of kingship and the house of God. The books of Samuel recount the transition from Judges to Kings. The books of Samuel are not against kingship, but rather make it clear that there is a particular kind of king that must be sought and that king is not a king like all of the other nations but the king after God’s own heart. This is the…

Matthew 12:15-21

In Matthew 12:15-21 Matthew shows that Jesus healing many shows that he is the one who fulfills Isaiah 42:1-4, the first Servant Song speaking about the coming Messiah. Christ is the chosen one of God, loved by him, filled with the Spirit, who brings salvation to the Gentiles. He is the humble savior, mighty enough to defeat all enemies and gentle enough to care for those who are weak.
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