THEME: BORN TO REIGN IN LIFE

TOPIC: IMPLICATIONS OF DAVID’S VOW TO BRING BACK THE ARK OF THE COVENANT AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO US TODAY.

Introduction: Have you ever wondered why God referred to David as a man after His heart? What was it about David that made God blessed him so much and made a step son king over the legitimate sons.

OUTLINE

1. Bring The Ark of The Covenant Back
2. Bring Jesus Back To Mount Zion.
3. The Secret Discovered

A.Bring The Ark of The Covenant Back

• For more than 20 years, the ark had been in a hilly place called Kirjath Jearim which means the fields of the woods.
• David had heard and knew about the ark since childhood-Psalm 132:6
• God Himself said of Zion, this is my resting place forever-Psalm 132:14

WHY DID GOD CHOSE MOUNT ZION AND NOT MOUNT SINAI?

•God chose mount Zion and not mount Sinai because mount Zion represents His grace and mount Sinai represents His laws. On the first Pentecost (Pentecost is 50 days after the Passover), God gave the Ten Commandments at mount Sinai, and as a result, 3000 people died for breaking the law even before Moses arrived to read the laws to them, but it had already been proclaimed-Exodus 32:16-28.
•However, on the day of Pentecost after the Passover that crucified Jesus and His resurrection after the third day, God gave the Holy Spirit at Mount Zion, and 3000 people were saved and the new covenant Church was born- Acts 2:1-41.
•The law kills but the Spirit gives life.
•The law condemned but grace saves.

B. Bring Jesus Back to Mount Zion

What Does it Mean to Bring Jesus Back to Mount Zion?  It means bringing Jesus back to the place of grace, not making the gospel (the good news of Jesus Christ and His finished work) hard or difficult for people to understand and embrace. For example, Matthew 5:20. Read and Discuss.

C. The Secret Discovered

This is the secret to David’s blessings.

 He pursued the ark of the covenant and God called him a man after His own heart.
 Today, you too can be the man or woman after God’s own heart.
 You can pursue Jesus and bring Him back into the center of your life.
 Make Jesus the centerpiece of every aspect of your life.
 In business, career, academic, marriage etc, make Him your centerpiece and look ONLY unto Him for everything. Stop putting your demands on your spouse to do what only Jesus can do otherwise you end up pressuring each other. Allow Him in your midst and trust also in Him and He will make things right for you.

conclusion

In conclusion, make Jesus, His finished work and His grace the center of everything in your life. Make Him the center of your marriage, family, career and finances and allow the fullness of His blessings to flow in your life today.





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