The Humble (King)dom: A Child
Passage: Isaiah 9:1-7
Memory Verse for the Week: Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
What is the issue driving the need for rescue?
AN UNEXPECTED CONQUEROR
Why is the Champion a Child?
A ROADMAP TO GLORY
How then should we live?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US …
1. Worship the LORD for His zeal and determination to save and restore the lost. Praise Him for His wonderfully unexpected plan of rescue and that the reign of the Prince of Peace has no end.
2. Where have you lived as if you have earned or contributed to your righteousness? In what relationships do you look down in pride upon others? Confess your pride to Jesus and pray for the Spirit to draw you back to the sufficiency of Christ's work on your behalf.
3. Give thanks that God did not spare His own Son but willingly gave Him up for us all. Thank Him for His mercy, that He would pursue the despised and helpless with His Grace and for His Glory.
4. Who do you know who is dwelling in the land of deep darkness? Pray that the light of the Gospel would shine on them - that they would behold the Son and worship Him alone.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to break down the 'kingdoms of self' in your life. Pray for daily humility that would display His grace and glory in a way that would challenge and transform others.
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