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What We Need For Christmas: King

December 3, 2017 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: What we need for Christmas

Topic: Biblical Passage: Psalm 48:1–48:14

Luke 2:10-11

“Through his appearance Caesar, has exceeded the hopes of all former good messages [euangelia]….for the world the birthday of the god [Caesar] is the beginning of his good message [to the benefit or to save the people]”

In other words the announcer said “I bring you the best news, today in your city and for your city a king, a god is born to save you.” -Inscription from Priene

  1. Jesus think the news of a KINGDOM is the best possible news.
  • Matthew 3:2
  • Matthew 4:17
  • Luke 4:43
  1. The idea of KING is not a part of our working vocabulary in any real practical sense let a long “what we need for Christmas.”
  • Genesis 1:28
  1. At the core of everything that is wrong (sin) both in the garden, and in our lives is that our image bearing capacity to RULE has been extensively and irreversibly corrupted.
  • Mark 7:21
  • Ecclesiastes 7:29
  • Micah 7:2-4


Place, Power, Preeminence, and Perseverance of King Jesus


  • Psalms 48:1-3

Where do we find the KING? Place/Realm

  • Isaiah 2:2-3

Power Of The King!

  • Psalms 48:4-8
  • Matthew 16:18
  • 1 Peter 5:8
  • Philippians 1:6
  • Romans 8:38-39

The Preeminence of The King

  • Psalms 48:9-11
  • Isaiah 43:7

The Perseverance Of The King!

  • Psalms 48:12-14

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