Christmas

Christmas

The Truth of the Christmas Story

Luke 2:8-11. In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born…

Christmas and the Cross

Luke 2:1-14 I. What is Evident 1. There is a Creator Genesis 1:1 Psalm 19:1 2. This world is Broken ….a time to be born, and a time to die – Solomon The Three Paths 1) Way of Self If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” – Paul Romans 1:29-31 Ecclesiastes 1:14 2) Way of Religion Matthew 15:7 Just how good is good enough? 3) Way of Jesus Matthew 11:28 Matthew 1:21…

The Birth of Jesus

Luke 1:26-56 v. 26 v. 27 v. 28-30 1. A Startling Revelation v. 31-33 Isaiah 9:6-7 v. 34 2. A Supernatural Reality v. 35 Hebrews 11:6 Romans 5:12 v. 36 – v. 37 v. 38 3. A Submissive Response v. 53 Matthew 1:18-25 v. 51-53 v. 46-47

What John Knew

I John 1:1-4 1. John’s Testimony v. 1 John 1:1 Luke 2:7 Matthew 16:13-16 Luke 24:38-39 I John 5:12 2. John’s Teaching v. 2 John 1:14 Two Great Truths of Christmas! 1) God does care for you 2) You cannot save yourself v. 2 John 5:24 3. John’s Target v. 3 1) “Fellowship with us”   2) “Fellowship with the Father and Son”   3) “that our joy may be complete”   v. 4 Luke 2:10-11 Psalm 51:12

How we got to Bethlehem

Matthew 1:21 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. – Genesis 1:31a Revelation 21:3-4 Psalm 14:2-3 “for you are dust, and to dust you shall return” – Genesis 3:19b Romans 5:12 James 5:14 Matthew 1:21

Three Beliefs the Christmas Story Rejects

Three Beliefs the Christmas Story Rejects Philippians 2:5-11 Three Beliefs the Christmas Story Rejects 1. God is distant and unconcerned with mankind v. 5 v. 6 v. 7 John 1:!4 I John 1:1 Veiled in flesh the God-head see, Hail the incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel John 11:21 John 11:23-26 2. Man is basically good Phil 2:8 Psalm 130:3 Psalm 143:2 Rom 3:23 Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no…