God With Us

Uncommon Crown

By Cory DiCarro, December 04, 2022

Big Idea: Jesus came into the world to establish His kingdom in our hearts.

Isaiah 9:6 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

An Earthly Perspective: “For to us a child is born”

  • Jesus our King, can fully identify with us.

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

A Heavenly Perspective: “To us a son is given”

  • Jesus our King, is Immanuel, God with us

Isaiah 7:14 …Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (God with us).

His Lordship: “The government shall be upon his shoulder”

  • Before Jesus could take the government upon His shoulder, He had to take the cross upon His shoulder.
  • Before Jesus could wear the crown of glory as King of Kings, He had to wear the shameful crown of thorns and give His life as a sacrifice for the sins of the world.

Personal Reflection

  1. Jesus’ rule as King, is over those who trust Him and obey Him as Lord.
  2. His kingdom is an invisible kingdom that resides in those who follow Jesus.
  3. The government of our lives is to be on Jesus’ shoulders.

Next Week's Text: Matthew 1:1–16