Sunday Sermon // HereComes the King :: King of Mystery

Here Comes the King // King of Mystery

[ECC Lead Pastor, Scott Moore, Covington Campus]

God works in mysterious ways.

 

What IS a King- a sovereign who has sworn to protect, rule, lead and govern his people.

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you! ” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God. ” Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. (Luke 1:26-38 NLT)

  • A king, THE King of kings, is arriving and there is NO fanfare or pre-announcement to the world. That's weird.
  • God tells a 12 year old girl, who has never had sexual relations, that she will give birth to God's son. That's weird.
  • God doesn't tell the governing body or the chief priests. That's weird.
  • God sends Jesus into the world in a tiny unknown town, not Rome or even the biggest city in the region. That's weird.
  • It's just a weird, unbelievable, and mysterious way to bring the King into the world.

God works in mysterious ways.


God works in us and through us.

  • Regardless of my place. (Mary, Paul)

But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. (1 Timothy 1:16 NLT)


God works in mysterious ways.

  • In ways we can't see.

For we live by believing and not by seeing. (2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT)

“God is good.”

  • God works unlike our ways.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8, 9 NLT)


God works in mysterious ways.


Action Steps:

  1. Remember God is good.
  2. Don't give up.

“..For nothing is impossible with God. ” (Luke 1:37 NLT)

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