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Jesus: Shepherd King

December 11, 2016 Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Topic: Topical Scripture: Matthew 2:1–2:12, Ezekiel 34:13–34:16, 3 John 34:23–34:24

INTRODUCTION

 

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

 

JESUS: SHEPHERD KING

 

The Old Testament Story

 

  • Universal King

 

  • The Good Shepherd

 

Fulfilled by Jesus

 

  • Consider the Magi

 

Our Response

 

  • Encountering Jesus

 

  • Our Shepherd

 

DISCIPLESHIP GROUP QUESTIONS

EQUIP

  • Read aloud the passages referenced on Sunday (Matthew 2:1-12, Micah 5:1-5 and Ezekiel 34:7-16, 23-24). Hearing these passages again, what stands out to you about the identity of Jesus? How does Jesus “fulfill” the prophecies in Micah and Ezekiel?
  • What does “encountering Jesus” look like in your life? When are you especially aware of His presence? When does Jesus seem most real to you?

ENCOURAGE

  • In what ways is Jesus a better shepherd than the things we tend to follow (money, pleasure, comfort, power, control)? Can you illustrate this from your own experience?

CHALLENGE

  • What might it look like practically for you to more regularly feast on Jesus during Advent? What rhythms/activities would most effectively feed your soul? How can you encourage one another in these things?
  • Discuss together the opportunity to contribute to “Generous Christmas.” What are you excited about in this year’s initiative?
  • Read Hebrews 4:14-16. End your time by praying to your Shepherd King. He is real, He can hear you, He provides for you … so go to Him with confidence!

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