The Kingdom - Part 2: Coronation

Series: The Kingdom

Jesus wasted no time in revealing his purpose. He claimed he came to bring the Kingdom of Heaven down to earth. And then, he began to do that in small ways. Every one of his miracles was a re-creation of how God intended the world to be, it was a small space where the Kingdom of God briefly intersected the Kingdom of Earth. But his generation wasn’t waiting for a miracle man to save them. They were waiting for a king. Jesus was a King unlike any other. While he came to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, he did it in the most unusual way. Not through politics or military force. But through humility suffering and death. The climax of the story comes at the crucifixion. The gospel writers emphasize that the crucifixion was a coronation of sorts. The talk about his crown, his robe, his scepter and his title. And ultimately, he was lifted up and elevated on his throne, a cross. But that’s the exact way that this king established the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

Speaker: Jason Ewart

March 14, 2021

Jason Ewart

Lead Pastor

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The Kingdom

Part 2 – “Coronation”

March 14, 2021

 

 

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

 

 

Isaiah 52:8
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.

 

 

Isaiah 52:10
The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

 

 

Isaiah 52:13-14

See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him—  his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness—

 

Isaiah 53:1-3

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.  

 

 

Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

 

 

 

 

 

John 3:1-2

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

 

 

Matthew 27:27-31

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

 

 

Matthew 27:32-27

As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.

 

 

Colossians 2:13-15

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

 

 

John 12:31-33

Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

 

 

Matthew 28:18-19

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”

 

 

The crucifixion was the coronation of the King of God’s Kingdom.

 

 

Group Questions

 

  1. Read Isaiah 52:7-13. Based on these verses, what kind of savior might the people have been looking for in Jesus’ day?

 

 

 

 

  1. Read Isaiah 53:1-5. Based on these verses, what kind of savior might the people have been looking for? Do you think there was any way for a person to make sense of this before Easter Sunday?

 

 

 

 

  1. Jesus’ miracles were never raw displays of power. Neither were they a disruption of the natural order. They were a restoration of the natural order, from a time when heaven and earth were unified. What do we miss in our lives if we don’t see miracles through this lens?

 

 

 

 

  1. Jesus taught about the kingdom of heaven all the time, but no one treated him as king until he was mocked at his crucifixion. Why might that be?

 

 

 

 

  1. Read Colossians 2:13-15. Explain what it means that Satan is disarmed. Why is it important to see that Jesus has made a public spectacle of him?

 

 

 

 

  1. Jason has said that the kingdom of heaven isn’t an app, but an operating system. How are you seeing that in your life?

 

 

 

 

  1. What has been the most interesting of helpful part of this series so far?

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