Noel – Victorious King

Small Group Discussion Guide

Sermon Series: Noel
Sermon Title:
Victorious King

Do you know of any Kingdom that historically in time has not fallen?


Today we will look at Jesus the Victorious King, whose Kingdom will last, contrasted with King Herod, whose Kingdom perished.

Bring the Word

Read Matthew 2:1-8, 16

Read v. 3 – Why do you think Herod was so disturbed and distressed?

Read v. 8 – Did Herod go and worship Jesus?

Read v. 6 – How did Matthew describe Jesus?

Read v. 16 – In Herod’s rage, what did he order?

Let’s Summarize what we’ve read

  1. Herod hears that the King of the Jews is being born.
  2. Herod became disturbed (fearful, agitated) at this news.
  3. Herod asks where Jesus will be born.
  4. Herod falsely states that he wants to go and worship Jesus.
  5. Herod in a rage gave orders to massacre all boys in and around Bethlehem, two years and under.
  6. Herod was a maniac control freak, who killed anyone that might threaten his control (history shares he killed wives, sons, servants). His reign ended when he died in

A Truth to Ponder

Jesus was born to become ruler who would Shepherd Israel (2:7)

Unlike Herod, Jesus came to serve and love, not seek and kill.

Read Isaiah 9:6-7

What are some descriptors of Jesus in v. 6?

According to v. 7, is there ever an end to Jesus’ Kingdom?

Summary of Jesus as King:

  1. A son child was born (6)
  2. The government is on his shoulders (6)
  3. His name is multiple: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace(6)
  4. HIs dominion will be vast (7)
  5. His prosperity will never end (7)
  6. He will reign over His Kingdom with justice and righteousness from now on and forever! (7)


Two Things to Remember

I. There is a war of Two Kingdoms

Read Genesis 3:14-15

Read Revelation 12:1-9

Summary: The seed of woman, Jesus is Victorious over the Serpent/the Devil/The Dragon/Satan

He was cursed in Genesis and will ultimately meet his demise in Revelation (in the Last Days). Mean time he is

the god of this world (2 Corin. 4:4), but ultimately will be defeated by Jesus, and thrown into the Lake of Fire

(Rev. 20:10).

II. You can have Victory or Control, you can’t have both!

Because Jesus is the Everlasting Victorious King, we as his servants are victorious!

In Christ, you and I have what it takes to overcome!

Let’s look at a passage in 2 Peter . . .

Bring it Home:

Read 2 Peter 1:1-3

To whom does Peter write?

What two beings bestow “faith”?

Why is this significant?

According to v. 2, how does grace and peace multiply to you and me?

What has God given us for life and godliness?


  1. You and I are victorious because of the faith given by God the Father and our Savior Jesus Christ (1)
  2. Grace and peace are multiplied to us through the knowledge of God the Father and of Jesus our Lord (2)
  3. God has given us “everything” required for life and godliness, as we learn more of Him (3)

Personal Application:

How do you respond to these summary statements?

Close it out:

What was your one compelling take-a-way this week?

Anything changed in your understanding of Victorious King?

Homework read: 1 Peter 2:9-10. Your Identity in Christ

Let’s Pray

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