Sermons on Christmas
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…
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!
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.
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!
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
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…
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
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?