Oct 9 2022
Matthew 1:7-11 | Exiled from God | LifeGroup Leader Podcast
Israel’s royal genealogy reminds us of our need to rely on God’s promises, leading us to properly worship him as we await our final vindication. Main Text: Matthew 1:7–11 (ESV) 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, 8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. Teaching Points:Fully Trust in God’s Covenant Promise vv7-11Eliminate Idols in Your Life vv7-11Patiently Await Your Vindication vv11Application Questions:1. Write down one observation you found particularly helpful from this week's sermon.2. Read Hebrews 8:6–13. Unlike the bilateral covenant given to Moses, how do the unilateral Covenants between King David (Davidic Covenant) and King Jesus (New Covenant) provide us with confidence to fully trust God’s covenant promise?3. Read Colossians 3:5–8 and Romans 1:21–25. According to these verses, how do you define an Idol?a. How can you identify Idols in your own life?b. What does eliminating idols consist of in the life of a Christian?4. Read Revelation 22:10–12 and Isaiah 11:1–10. How do Jesus' words in Revelation and Isaiah's description of the coming reign of Christ help you arrive at a proper response to this waiting period before the future vindication of Christ?