CHRISTMAS STORIES Part 3: David’s StoryDecember 20, 2020
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers…
…Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
2 Samuel 7:8 & 9
“Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth.’“
2 Samuel 7:11-16
“‘The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. But my love will never be taken away from him, 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.’”
2 Samuel 11:27
But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the Lord.
When God makes a promise, He keeps His promise!
Luke 2:10 & 11
But the angel said to them, “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Luke 2:13 & 14
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
God sent Jesus to remove sin so you can have Peace.
As long as you are negotiating your sin, you will never have peace.
Peace comes when we fully embrace the promise of the gift of forgiveness!
The promise of Christmas is Peace for all mankind.