Why Jesus? – Part Five

Last week we began looking at the question why did Jesus live? (You need to start from the beginning of this series for it all to make sense.) To do this, we’re telling Israel’s story to see where Jesus fits in. So far, God’s original image-bearers have rebelled, but God has acted in mercy to choose for himself a people who will be his image-bearers, showing the world what life is like when lived the way God intended. But God’s people again rejected his “Plan A,” asking for a human king (like everyone else had). So God graciously gave them one, firstly Saul (the typical human king, who was a failure) and then David (a king after God’s own heart). “Plan B” started well, with great ideals (we saw them in Psalm 72), but by the end of Solomon’s reign, things had started to go wrong…

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