The Story of Jesus He Reigns as King of Kings (Lesson 56)
1. Growing in the knowledge of Christ is a spiritual activity that deserves our careful attention (2 Peter 3:18). 2. In John 5:39 Jesus revealed the proper source for achieving this growth when He said, "Search the Scriptures." 3. The Scriptures identify Jesus as "King of kings." a. 1 Timothy 6:13-16 b. Revelation 17:14 4. In this lesson we are studying passages relating to the fact that "Jesus reigns as King of kings."
I. JESUS' REIGN WAS PROPHESIED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS
A. Jacob made a significant prophecy when he blessed Judah (Genesis 49:8-10). B. A very important prophecy was made about Jesus' reign over His kingdom in Psalm 45:6-7 (Hebrews 1:8-9). C. Isaiah prophesied about Jesus' reign over His kingdom (Isaiah 9:6-7). D. The angel Gabriel informed Mary that Jesus would have an everlasting kingdom (Luke 1:26-33).
II. JESUS PRESENTLY REIGNS OVER HIS KINGDOM
A. Jesus' kingdom is a spiritual kingdom (John 18:36). B. Jesus reigns over His kingdom in a special location -- at the right hand of God. 1. Acts 2:32-36 2. Colossians 3:1 3. 1 Peter 3:21-22 C. As Jesus reigns over His kingdom at God's right hand,: 1. He serves as God's spokesman (Hebrews 1:1-3) 2. He is the head of His church (Ephesians 1:18-23).
III. JESUS WILL REIGN UNTIL "THE END" (1 Corinthians 15:20-26)