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Session 2

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

Read: Isaiah 11:1-10

“You are not the boss of me!”

This has been the cry of the oppressed toddler, the kid on the playground, and even some mid-level managers, though it is probably screamed only in their heads.

We will always have bosses — some good, some not. Whether parents and teachers, or the guy who says our productivity is just not good enough, there is always someone telling us what to do. And for the most part, we complain because we don’t like anyone telling us what to do.

What if there was a boss who was always wise, patient, gentle, kind, and faithful with promises? What if that boss always had his employees’ best interests at heart, regardless of circumstances, and was there when help was needed? What if following this boss and doing what he said turned out to be the very best job ever?

Isaiah 11 tells us of such a man — not a boss to lord his position over us, but a Lord King to save us. He will be a ruler who Himself stands in awe of the Lord. He will be righteous and dispense justice to each based on obedience, not favoritism.

Isaiah 11:1-10 foretells God’s plan for a king to rule His people. But more importantly, these verses are God’s announcement of a Savior. This kingdom will be different. This king will ask His subjects to follow Him, not demand obedience from them. He will draw people to Himself through love, not fear.

The king whom Isaiah describes came to earth on Christmas night. His name is Jesus. The Advent season is a time to remember and prepare for the coming of our king anew — the best boss we could hope for or imagine and a king unlike any other!
 
Reflect:

  • If you have had to deal with a bully boss or one who simply seemed clueless about your value, how did this affect you, your work, and your family?
  • If you have had the opportunity to be a boss, how have you treated your employees? How has the example that Jesus set affected you, your work, and your family?

1

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

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2

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

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3

Has God forgotten you?

Has God forgotten you?

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4

How to find peace this Christmas

How to find peace this Christmas

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5

Do you believe God is with you?

Do you believe God is with you?

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6

Four clues to who Jesus wants to be to you

Four clues to who Jesus wants to be to you

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7

The surprising benefit of being honest about your doubts

The surprising benefit of being honest about your doubts

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8

The importance of preparing the way

The importance of preparing the way

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9

When the situation seems impossible, remember this truth

When the situation seems impossible, remember this truth

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10

A blessed life is not always an easy life

A blessed life is not always an easy life

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11

How to accept praise and stay humble

How to accept praise and stay humble

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12

When the right thing is not the easy thing

When the right thing is not the easy thing

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13

Jesus is not afraid of your mess

Jesus is not afraid of your mess

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14

What happened when Jesus came to earth and why it’s a big deal

What happened when Jesus came to earth and why it’s a big deal

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15

God can do great things through imperfect people

God can do great things through imperfect people

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16

This is really good news

This is really good news

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17

How you see Jesus shapes how you see Christmas

How you see Jesus shapes how you see Christmas

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18

What you miss when you only know half the story

What you miss when you only know half the story

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19

What does it look like to worship?

What does it look like to worship?

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20

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

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21

What if the miracle doesn’t look how you thought it would?

What if the miracle doesn’t look how you thought it would?

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22

A reason to be generous this Christmas

A reason to be generous this Christmas

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23

How to celebrate Christmas all year long

How to celebrate Christmas all year long

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