12/19/2021 Confirmation, Celebration, and Contemplation

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Confirmation, Celebration, and Contemplation Luke 2:1-20   1. The Birth of Jesus Brings Great Confirmation: a. Jesus Fulfills the Prophecies of God! (Vs. 1-12, Isaiah 7:14, Micah 5:2) i. Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” ii. Micah 5:2, “Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small …

12/05/2021 Jesus: The Perfect Redeemer!

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Jesus: The Perfect Redeemer! Ephesians 2:1-10   1. We All Need to Be Redeemed! (Vs. 1-3) a. We are Born “Dead”. (Vs. 1, Col 2:13a) i. Psalm 51:5, “Indeed, I was guilty when I was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.” ii. Colossians 2:13a, “And when you were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your …

11/28/2021 Advent – The Coming of the Light

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Advent – The Coming of the Light John 1:1-5   1. Jesus – The Light Before There Was Light. (Vs. 1 – 3; Gen 1:1, 2-3) a. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” b. Genesis 1:2-3, “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit …

12/27/2020 A Really Blended Family

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A Really Blended Family Matthew 1:18-25   1. Jesus: The Son of Mary. (Vs. 21-23a; Luke 2:51-52, Heb 4:15; Luke 1:29-31) a. Luke 2:51-52, “Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God …

12/20/2020 The Right Answer

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The Right Answer Luke 1 and 2   1. The Problem: a. Rome Occupied Judea. (Luke 1:5a) b. A Virgin Is with Child. (Luke 1:26-33) c. A Serious Need. (Luke 2:25)   2. The Desired Solution: a. A Military Leader. (John 6:15) b. A Clear Answer. (Luke 1:34) c. The Messiah of God. (Luke 2:26)   3. The Right Answer: …

12/23/18 Jesus: God Among Us

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Jesus: God Among Us Matthew 1:18-25 1. Jesus – God the Son. (Matthew 1:20; John 10:28-30, John 8:57-58) John 10:28-30, I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of …

12/09/18 Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

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Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Luke 1:5-25 1. God’s Messengers Bring the Hope, Peace, Joy, Reconciliation, and Authority of God! (Luke 1:11-17; John 1:11-13, John 12:47-50) John 1:11-13, He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those …

12/02/18 Christmas: The Season of Love

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Christmas: The Season of Love John 3:16-21 1. God’s Demonstration of Love is Universal. (John 3:16a, John 3:17, 1 Timothy 2:3-4) 1 Timothy 2:3-4, This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.   2. God’s Demonstration of Love is Costly. (John 3:16b, 1 John …

12/24/17 What Christmas Means to Me

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Luke 2:1-7 1) Some Celebrate Christmas Love. (Galatians 2:21; Matthew 6:1, Matthew 7:21-23) 2) Some Celebrate Christmas Kindness. (2 Corinthians 5:10, Romans 3:10-12) 3) Some Celebrate Christmas Traditions. (Colossians 2:20-23, Philippians 3:7) 4) Some Celebrate the Christmas Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Jude 1:24-25)