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Something Greater than Solomon | Jesus Brought the Kingdom of God

February 21, 2021

Jesus said, "The queen of the South…came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here" (Matthew 12:42). This verse isn't worded the way we’d expect! Wouldn’t we expect Jesus to say, "…someone wiser is here"? Why did He say something? He said something because He’s referring to more than just Himself. He’s also referring to the kingdom He brought with Him.

God become a Man in the Person of Jesus Christ. He came from heaven to earth. He brought the kingdom with Him. He was near the people: they could see Him, hear Him, and even touch Him…which is why they said the kingdom is “NEAR or “AT HAND.” The rest of the sermon focuses on this kingdom, and how it’s greater than Solomon’s kingdom.

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Jesus said, "The queen of the South…came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here" (Matthew 12:42).

Table of Contents* Sermon Lessons for Something Greater than Solomon Is Here* Family Worship Guide for Something Greater than Solomon Is Here* Sermon Notes for Something Greater than Solomon Is Here* Lesson one: Jesus brought the kingdom of God with him.* Lesson two: Solomon prefigures the glory of Christ’s future kingdom.* Lesson three: Jesus is greater than Solomon in (part one) his knowledge of people.* Lesson three: Jesus is greater than Solomon in (part two) the supper he prepares.* Lesson three: Jesus is greater than Solomon in (part three) his servants’ joy.* Lesson three: Jesus is greater than Solomon in (part four) his execution of justice.

Sermon Lessons for Something Greater than Solomon Is Here

* Lesson 1: __________ ______________ the kingdom of God with him (2 Samuel 7:16 cf. Luke 1:30-33, Matthew 3:22, 4:17, 10:7, Luke 10:9-11).* Lesson 2: ______________ ____________________ the glory of Christ’s future kingdom (Matthew 12:42, John 5:39).* Lesson 3: Jesus is greater than Solomon in:* (Part 1) his knowledge ____ ___________ (1 Kings 10:1-3 cf. John 2:24, Hebrews 4:13).* (Part 2) _______ ____________ he prepares (1 Kings 10:4-5 cf. Revelation 19:9).* (Part 3) his _________________ ______(1 Kings 10:6-8 cf. Genesis 2:15, 3:17-19, Revelation 22:3).* (Part 4) his __________________ ____ justice (1 Kings 10:9, 3:28 cf. Isaiah 11:3-4).

Family Worship Guide for Something Greater than Solomon Is Here

* Day 1: Read 2 Samuel 7:16 cf. Luke 1:30-33, Matthew 3:22, 4:17, 10:7, Luke 10:9-11 and discuss: when did it look like the Davidic Covenant was unfulfilled? When was the Davidic covenant fulfilled? Describe the kingdom Jesus brought with him. What did the gospel sound like before Jesus’s death? What does the gospel sound like after Jesus’s death? Or another way to ask: what did the gospel sound like in the Gospels, and then what did it sound like in Acts and the epistles?* Day 2: Read Matthew 12:42,