The Promise of Immanuel | Day 15

Therefore the LORD himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 ESV Being called by God to the Kingdom of Judah, Isaiah’s ministry began about 350 years after the death of David, and he had a roughly 55-year stint as …

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Week 3 | Introduction

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 ESV) Therefore the LORD himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a …

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The Priestly King | Day 14

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4 ESV For the final day of week two, we return briefly to David, who authored Psalm 110. David composed this royal hymn about his promised offspring who would one day sit on an …

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A Wayward King | Day 12

For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. 1 Kings 11:4 ESV Solomon was the living embodiment of the American dream. With God-granted wisdom, he was one of the …

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A Wise King | Day 11

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore, so that Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt. 1 Kings 4:29 ESV On his death bed, David bypassed the traditional succession of kings in …

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A Repentant King | Day 10

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.” 2 Samuel 12:13 ESV The events of 2 Samuel 11 are nothing short of a tragedy. Deciding one spring not to go to war with his armies, David …

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The Eternal King | Day 9

When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 2 Samuel 7:12-13 ESV When …

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An Unexpected King | Day 8

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:13 ESV Saul was not a good king; in fact, he was pretty terrible. After being …

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Introduction for Week 2 of Advent

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. (1 Samuel 16:13 ESV) The LORD has sworn and will not change …

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