Lesson 5: David and the Eternal Kingdom

Introduction

God wants to have a relationship with you. Ask him to speak to you through the lives and teaching of the ancient prophets. God cares for you. Tell him your concerns and thank him for his blessings. If you are meeting in a small group, share your needs with one another, and ask God to work in your lives.

Play the spiritual song from lesson 4. If you are in a private place, sing along.

Discuss what you learned last week. What did God do in your life or through you this week? How did God guide you to obey him? Were you able to share a story from the Bible this week? Rejoice in what God did in and through you.

King David

1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Psalm 42; Psalm 22; Psalm 51; Psalm 139

Questions

  1. What does the story say?
    • What did David do?
    • What happened to David when Samuel anointed him (v.13)?
    • What does man look at?

1 Sam. 16:7 says, “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Many years after the children of Israel went out of Egypt, the children of Israel asked for a king. God sent a prophet to pour a horn of oil on David. From that time, the Spirit of God came upon him. And God promised the prophet David that one of his descendants would have a kingdom which would last forever.

The word Messiah means “Anointed One.” It refers to the anointing of God’s Spirit upon one who would have an eternal kingdom.

From David’s youth, he tended the flocks and worshipped God with music. From this comes the Zabor (Psalms) of David. Listen to this story (Psalm 23 and Ps 42:1-2). Discuss the meaning and then listen again in worship.

Listen to the parts from Ps 22, stop the recording and discuss how fulfilled by Christ on the cross. Then Listen to the rest from Ps 51 & Ps 139.

King David prophesied the kind of death the Christ would die even though crucifixion was not a form of death at the time. The Romans nailed Christ hands and feet to a cross. They mocked him. Jesus cried out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.” For the first time, Jesus did not feel God’s presence because our sins were placed on him. His blood flowed from his hands and feet and body, and he suffered much pain for our sins on the cross.

How this Story Points to Christ

Jesus Christ is the Eternal King. On the 3rd day, Christ rose from the dead and defeated sin and death. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples over a period of 40 days. More than 500 people saw him. Then, he ascended to heaven and is at God’s right hand. He is the eternal King of Kings. One-day Jesus will return, but this time he will return to earth as King and will judge all mankind.

Every person is in one of two spiritual kingdoms: The Kingdom of Christ or the Kingdom of Satan. Everyone who trusts in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins is in the Kingdom of Christ. God gives him or her a new heart – a white heart. The Injil calls this a new birth and a new life. Those in Christ’s Kingdom still sometimes make mistakes and sin, but they try to follow Christ’ example and do good, not to get to heaven, but because of what Christ did for them.

Questions

  1. What do we have to do? (Repent of our sins & believe in Christ’s death and resurrection)
  2. God sees your heart. Ask God to forgive you of your sins and give you a new heart.

Respond

There is a verse from the Bible I would like to share with you. “To all who received Jesus, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” (John 1:12, NIV).

God wants to restore your relationship with Him. He wants you to live with Him forever in the spiritual kingdom of Christ. He wants you to become His child. It is a gift from God for you. There is only one way for you to make right the relationship with God. You must accept Christ’s gift who died for your sins. You receive this gift by doing two things:

  1. Repent of your sins – You must ask God for forgiveness of your sins based on Christ’s death for your sins.
  2. Trust in Jesus Christ – You must accept by faith Christ’s sacrifice and make God King of your life. You must choose to follow Him the rest of your life.

Will you accept this gift to restore your relationship with God right now? Will you do these two things – repent and believe?

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