Jesus Followers Wait For The King

Big Truth:

Jesus Followers Wait For The King

Genesis 49:18; Psalm 27:14; 39:7; 130:5; Isaiah 33:2; Lamentations 3:25-26; Micah 7:7; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Revelation 19:16

Bible Verse:

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”

Luke 2:25-26

Big Ideas:

  • We wait patiently for our King.
  • We wait expectantly for our King.
  • We wait faithfully for our King.

Bible Story:

Luke 2:22-35

God’s people wait for the King to come. Simeon was a righteous and devout man who waited faithfully and expectantly for the promised Messiah. He remained faithful to God and obeyed His commands because he believed God would send the Messiah. He got to see the Messiah because he waited patiently and faithfully.


Advent is a special celebration and contemplation of the coming of Jesus Christ that Christians participate in during the Christmas season. Advent literally means “arrival” or “coming”. During Advent season God’s people remember and rejoice in Jesus’ first coming to save his people from their sins, while at the same time long with anticipation and expectation for his return. Advent centers on Jesus, the saving Son. He alone is the one true King!

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Every child should know:

  • Jesus is the one and only King.
  • Jesus came and is coming again.
  • We exist for Jesus.

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Every child should strive to:

  • Spend time each week with their family talking about the King.
  • Memorize the Bible Verse each week.
  • Tell someone else about the King who came and is coming again.

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Every child should feel:

  • The longing within their soul for the King.
  • A dissatisfaction within their soul for things of the world.
  • Awe and wonder that the King has come and is coming again.

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Every child should want:

  • To trust the King in the everyday struggles of life.
  • To see and seek Jesus more than anything else this Christmas season.
  • To tell others who are lost about the good news of the King.