God promised the people of ___________________ a Messiah.
The Israelites expected a ________________ who would fulfill the ________________ covenant.
God does promise that one of Messiah’s roles will be to _________________ on the throne of His father David.
But God also promised this:
My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected–a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed!
This prophecy of Messiah does not sound like a conquering ________________. But it does sound like what happened to ________________.
The way this promise works out is that Messiah comes twice to Earth.
The first time he _____________________ for sin. and dies.
The second time he comes as a _________________________ king.
“It was not long after he said this that he was taken up into the sky while they were watching, and he disappeared into a cloud. As they were straining their eyes to see him, two white-robed men suddenly stood there among them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing here staring at the sky? Jesus has been taken away from you into heaven. And someday, just as you saw him go, he will return!” Acts 1:9-11 NLT
We need forgiveness of sin so that when He returns we will be able to go _____________ Him to His Kingdom of ________________.
Now in Your Groups:
1. Why do you think Jesus didn’t just take over as King after he rose from the dead? Can you come up with Scriptures to prove your point?
2. Why do you suppose Jesus had to suffer so much. Why could he just have a quick death like getting shot by an arrow?
3. Isaiah 53 says Jesus was a man of sorrows. What do you think were some of Jesus’ sorrows while he was on Earth? Do you think He is still a man of sorrows?
Question of the Week: When Jesus returns as Conquering King what do you think he will say to America? What do you think He will say to you