All I Want is Someone to Believe In

All I Want for Christmas Series Gfx_Web AdWho are your heroes these days? Have you ever had a chance to meet one of your heroes face to face?

As I continued our series “All I Want for Christmas” this weekend at Eastbrook Church we looked at David, one of the great heroes of the Bible. Building upon his life story, we studied the pivotal Scripture passage found in 2 Samuel 7:1-16, where God makes a series of significant promises to David. With a bit of quick work, I walked us through the longing for a new David figure that arose after David’s time, and is seen in the Psalms and the Prophets. I then tied it all together with a look at Jesus as the new David.

You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. You can also view all the messages from the “All I Want for Christmas” series here. Connect with us further at Eastbrook Church on VimeoFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

David: a Picture of the One Worth Believing In

  • Anointed by Samuel the Prophet (1 Samuel 16)
  • Victorious over his enemies (1 Samuel 17, 30; 2 Samuel 5, 2)
  • Unifying a divided people (2 Samuel 5)
  • Honoring God in his victories (2 Samuel 6)
  • Still struggling with his humanity (2 Samuel 11, 13, 15)

God’s Commitment to David and All Humanity (2 Samuel 7:1-16)

  • God does not fit into a box (2 Samuel 7:1-7)
  • God has brought David success (2 Samuel 7:8-9)
  • God will establish David (2 Samuel 7:9-11)
  • God will build David’s ‘house’ (2 Samuel 7:11-14)
  • God will extend His love and blessing forever (2 Samuel 7:15-16)

Longing for Someone to Believe In

  • Longing for an eternal ruler (Micah 5:2)
  • Longing for a victorious ruler (Psalm 132:11-12, 17-18)
  • Longing for a righteous and just ruler (Isaiah 9:6-7)
  • Longing for a wise and equitable ruler (Isaiah 11:1-5)
  • Longing for a saving ruler who brings God’s goodness (Jeremiah 33:14-18)
  • Longing for a peace-giving ruler (Ezekiel 37:24-28)

Jesus: the One Worth Believing In

  • Genealogy (Matthew 1:1, 17, 20)
  • Angelic announcement (Luke 1:28, 31-33)
  • Human acclamation (Matthew 9:27; 20:30)
  • His teaching (Mark 12:35-36)
  • A summary (Romans 1:1-5)

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