Why is Jesus called the Son of David? In the Davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7, God told David, "12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever." One reason we know this is looking past Solomon to Jesus is the use of the word "forever," which occurs 3 times in the verses. Solomon didn’t live – or reign – “forever.”
If I said, “Who is the son of David?” You would ask, "Capital S Son of David or lowercase s son of David?” Son of David might top the list of most well-known messianic titles for Jesus. Here are just a few examples using Matthew’s gospel:
Matthew 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, THE SON OF DAVID.Matthew 9:27 Two blind men followed [Jesus], crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, SON OF DAVID.” They don’t even call him Jesus, or Christ.Matthew 20:31 The crowd rebuked (the 2 blind men), telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”
Why is Jesus called the Son of David? We know the Davidic Covenant looks past Solomon to Jesus because of the use of the word "forever."
Table of ContentsSermon Lessons for Why is Jesus Called the Son of David?Family Worship Guide for Why is Jesus Called the Son of David?Sermon Notes for Why is Jesus Called the Son of David?Lesson one: Jesus is the true and greater Son of (part two) God.Lesson two: Jesus suffered for iniquity and was disciplined with the rod and stripes due to men.Lesson three: Jesus retained His Father’s favor.Lesson four: we receive God’s favor because of the true and greater Son of David.
Sermon Lessons for Why is Jesus Called the Son of David?
Lesson 1: Jesus is the true and greater Son of:(Part 1) __________ (2 Samuel 7:11-13, Matthew 1:1, 9:27, 20:31, 21:9, 15, 22:41-42).(Part 2) ______ (2 Samuel 7:14a cf. Hebrews 1:5)Lesson 2: __________ ________________ for iniquity and was disciplined with the rod and stripes due to men (2 Samuel 7:14b, Isaiah 53:5-6, 2 Corinthians 5:21, one Peter 2:24).Lesson 3: __________ ________________ His Father’s favor (2 Samuel 7:15, Romans 6:4, Acts 1:9).Lesson 4: ____ ______________ God’s favor because of the true and greater Son of David (1 Kings 11:12-13, 32, 34).
Family Worship Guide for Why is Jesus Called the Son of David?
Day 1: Read 2 Samuel 7:11-14a, Matthew 1:1, 9:27, 20:31, 21:9, 15, 22:41-42, Hebrews 1:5 and discuss: God said he would give David rest from his enemies. What does this prefigure with Christ? How is Jesus the true and greater Son of David? How is Jesus the true and greater Son of God? The title “son of God” refers to whom else besides Jesus? How does the book of Jonah convince us that Jesus is the Messiah? In other words, why did Jesus say this would serve as the sign of his Messiahship?Day 2: Read 2 Samuel 7:14b, Isaiah 53:5-6, 2 Corinthians 5:21, one Peter 2:24 and discuss: how does 2 Samuel 7:14 describe Solomon? How does this verse look beyond Solomon to Jesus? What do the truths contained in this verse tell us about our salvation? In other words, discuss substitutionary atonement and what it means. What is double imputation? Why did Jesus say the Father had forsaken Him?Day 3: Read 2 Samuel 7:15, Romans 6:4, Acts 1:9 and discuss: what application does 2 Samuel 7:15 have for Solomon? What application does it have for Christ? What two events revealed that the Son did not lose the Father’s favor? How can we be encouraged by God’s faithfulness to David? Why do we receive God’s favor?
Sermon Notes for Why is Jesus Called the Son of David?
The title of this morning’s sermon is, “The True and Greater Son.”
Go ahead and open your Bibles to 2 Samuel 7.
We were in a series called, “Pursuing Wisdom.” We spent quite a bit of time talking about Solomon.