Series: WHO IS JESUS
Theme: Jesus the coming King
Lesson Number: 1 of 4
Lesson Title: Descendant of David
Memory Verse: REVELATION 11:15; The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.”
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God made a promise to King David. (2 Samuel 7:11-16) God promised that David would have a descendant who would reign forever. When this promise was made, it may have looked like He was talking about a kingdom and a throne of the nation of Israel but only a few generations after this promise was made, God took away the throne from David’s family because of their disobedience and worshiping of idols. But this promise was really a picture of the coming Messiah, Jesus. This is what is called a PROPHECY. It tells about something that is to come. The Bible has many of these. We can see in the stories of the Bible where many of these prophecies were fulfilled but many are still to come.
Analyze this prophecy. In some ways this refers to David’s son Solomon but he does not completely fulfill everything this says. How does Jesus fulfill it?
2 Samuel 7:11-16; The Lord declares that the Lord Himself will establish a house for you. When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. (Jesus was born into the family of David) He is the one who will build a house for my name, (The Bible says that Jesus will build His church and the church, believers, are the Temple of the Living God.) and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. (Jesus was called the Son of God.) When he does wrong I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. (Although Jesus did not ever actually sin, He took on the sin and the punishment of sin for us. He was beaten and crucified by men.) But my love will never be taken from him, (Jesus was raised again from the grave) as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever. (When Jesus returns, it will be as King to reign and rule forever.)
We need to remember and believe that God will keep all His promises or prophecies.