He Is the Root of David

Pastor Daniel is preaching the 3rd message in our 2019 Easter Series, HE IS. This is Palm Sunday!

“They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:10-11


You can download these discussion notes in PDF format.

Warm-up. Share of a time you doubted that God is in control.

Read Mark 11:1-19; Isaiah 11:1-5 Pray God blesses your study.

  1. What does it mean that Jesus, entering Jerusalem, is called the “Son of David”, and what is the connection to Isaiah 11 and Revelation 5 where he is also called the “Root of David”?

  2. How does Isaiah 11:1 relate to Isaiah 53:2? How does Christ fulfill each of these verses by his humble birth?

  3. What is the significance of the image of a shoot coming up from the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11? How is it easy for us to underestimate what God is doing in the world when we judge by mere appearance?

  4. How did the sevenfold Spirit of God as seen in Isaiah 11:1-5 perfectly anoint Jesus to reign over his kingdom? How do these words point to a perfect combination of wisdom and power?

  5. Can you think of some examples of Jesus’ sovereignty (John 21:6; Luke 19:32; John 1:48; Matthew 17:27)? What scripture can you give to support God’s sovereignty over nature, animals, nations, people, and evil in the world?

  6. Why is it important for us to know that God is sovereign and that it’s always in accord with his wisdom, justice and mercy? What difference should this make to our lives?

  7. We are the Body of Christ. Jesus has given us his mission and the Spirit to equip us (John 20:21-23). How is Isaiah 11:1-5 relevant to us? How should it move us to think, pray, and act?

Pray that God will help us to faithfully live in the tension between resting in God’s sovereignty and obediently fulfilling our human responsibility in furthering his kingdom in the world.