Yak Pak Weekend of October 17th/18th

Posted: October 15, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Israel Demands a King

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Desiring anything more than God, even if it’s a good thing, is evil

“I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israels Creator, your King”
Isaiah 43:15

(Open the bible and read to your child 1 Samuel 8) Samuel who was called by God when he was a child is all grown up now. He appoints his sons Joel and Abijah as judges over Israel, however they did not follow God’s ways. As a result the people of Israel cry out for a king. This was not what God had planned at this time for Israel, but he gave them what they wanted. Saul who had a great appearance on the outside was appointed as king. Saul was rich and handsome, however he did not follow in God’s ways. The people of Israel had to learn this the hard way, but God’s grace still showed up! He blessed Saul and Israel even though they desired something other than God’s will for them.

The Jesus Connection:
Read Revelation 19:13–16.
Israel requested a king to rule them like the rest of the nations had (1 Samuel 8:5). So, God answered their desires and gave them a man who was large in stature—a great king from the world’s perspective. But God had another kind of king in mind, a king after God’s own heart. God is not interested in the outward appearance but is interested in the heart. David eventually is selected by God, but ultimately God would send Jesus to be an eternal king. Jesus would perfectly reflect the heart of God by becoming obedient to death, even death on the cross. In Philippians, God the Father promises that he is going to give Jesus the highest place of all and that every knee will bow before him. Why? Because he is the greatest King! It was always God’s desire that his people be ruled, not by an earthly man, but by God as King.

He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords. Revelation 19:13–16 NIV

We are so blessed to have the greatest King of all, Jesus


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