Sermons on Christmas

Sermons on Christmas

Messages from Bethlehem sermon series at Kalkaska Church of Christ

Don’t forget the bread

God uses an unlikely love story at the “house of bread” to fulfill his promise. Intro:  You can’t deny love as the overwhelming thread that holds together God and his people. Elimelech’s love was providing for his family. (Ruth 1:1-2) Naomi’s love was a willingness to release her family. (Ruth 1:8) Ruth’s love was the sacrifice of self. (Ruth 1:16-17) Boaz’s love was for God and His people. (Ruth 2:11; 4:9-10) God’s love is a promise kept. (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah…

The One Who Saves

The prison of peace Isaiah 9:6 – completeness, soundness Luke 2:14 – “among those with whom he is pleased.” Matthew 10:34 – a state of national tranquility Our thoughts on peace are… Be accepting Be agreeable Be amicable Peace as it pertains to Jesus is… Contrary to the world – John 14:25-27 Justification – Romans 5:1-5 Readiness – Ephesians 6:13-15 A sign – Galatians 5:22-23 A gift – Philippians 4:4-7 Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah prophesied that the One who was coming…

The Golden Child

David’s appearance was as a shepherd David’s appearance was as a servant David’s appearance was selfish David’s appearance was senseless 1 Samuel 171 Samuel 16:1-7 But God didn’t look at his appearance.  God looked on David’s heart!

The Black Sheep

God used Judah’s bad heart for good. (Gen. 37:26) God used an unrighteous act to transform Judah’s heart. (Gen. 38:26) Judah reveals his heart when he offers his life to save two. (Gen. 44:33-34) Judah’s reward is a blessing of all blessings. (Gen. 49:8-12) The black sheep of the family is a reminder that we all have sinned.  Don’t give up on him/her just like God didn’t give up on you.

(im)Perfect?

Jesus had an (im)perfect family tree – Matthew 1:1-16 Jesus had an (im)perfect earthly beginning – Luke 1:26-35; Matthew 2:16 Jesus invites imperfect people to join His family tree and become perfect as he is perfect – 1 Timothy 2:1-4; John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 And that’s why I choose Him as my King!

The Stump that Discovered the Tree of Life

Despite God’s warnings, Judah rejected God. (2 Chronicles 36:15-16) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s belief, God used him to punish Judah. (2 Kings 25:1-2) Despite Daniel’s warning, Nebuchadnezzar fell victim to his pride. (Daniel 4:27;29-33) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s punishment, he lifted his eyes to Heaven and his reason returned to him. (Daniel 4:34-35) If Judah would have looked to God alone, their reason would return, and they too would have recognized He is the only true God. Daniel 4:1-3

Consider the Source

Luke 1:1-4 Luke did his homework to make sure Theophilus got the right information Luke 1:26-33 God sent the angel Gabriel to give Mary the right plan Luke 1:34 Mary had the same question we have today Luke 1:35-37 Gabriel gave the one answer that should satisfy us all “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:38 Mary responded how we all should respond “I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your…

The Lion is not a Reliable Pet

1 Peter 5:8-9 Daniel 6:1-3 Daniel became the prey Daniel 6:4-9 The jealous lions were licking their lips Daniel 6:10-15 The prowling lions pounced Daniel 6:16-24 The prey prayed and found favor with THE King Daniel 6:25-28 The prowling lion took another blow to the head Genesis 3:15 The lion’s pride was not enough to destroy a lion’s heart Luke 2:52

A New Vision

Joseph had a simple vision Be a carpenter Be a husband Be a father God had a simple vision Enter the world Teach the world Save the world The world has been given a simple vision Accept Reject What is your vision of your relationship with Jesus next Christmas?
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