Roots: Jesus Comes to Us From a People

December 04, 2022

Roots: Advent and the Family Story of Jesus

A new branch will grow from a stump of a tree; so a new king will come from the family of Jesse. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon that king. The Spirit will give him wisdom and understanding, guidance and power. The Spirit will teach him to know and respect the Lord. This king will be glad to obey the Lord. Isaiah 11:1-3a NCV

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 NIV

As the son of David, Jesus comes to us as...

1) GIANT  - Killer

Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness...and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all. Matthew 4:23-24 NLT

2) GREAT King

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us...He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT

3) GRACE - Filled

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV