A Better Everything!

Series: 1 Kings

A Better Everything!

May 09, 2021 | Paul Duppenthaler

Solomon was a great king. We have much to learn from him and be thankful about when we study his life. BUT, we have a better King, a better Mediator, a better EVERYTHING in Jesus Christ! Join us for this worship service as we look at the startling contrasts!

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A Better Everything

1 Kings 8:22-66 

  1. WE HAVE A BETTER KING THAN SOLOMON: .

Revelation 17:14 They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” 

  1. WE HAVE A BETTER MEDIATOR THAN SOLOMON: .

1 Timothy 2:5–6 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. 

  1. WE HAVE A BETTER TEMPLE THAN SOLOMON’S: .

John 2:19–22 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. 

  1. WE HAVE A BETTER ATONING SUBSTITUTE THAN SOLOMON’S: .

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

         1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Heb 7:27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 

  1. WE HAVE A BETTER ALTAR OF SACRIFICE THAN SOLOMON’S: .

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. 

  1. WE HAVE A BETTER CELEBRATION THAN SOLOMON’S: AN ETERNAL .

Luke 14:15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”

Revelation 21:1–4 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 

  1. JESUS LEAVES A BETTER LASTING IMPRESSION THAN SOLOMON: .

Luke 24:50–53 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

 

Series Information

The books of Kings continue the story of kingship begun in Samuel, and their primary purpose is to record the 'covenant failure' of the Hebrew united and divided monarchies.

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