Sermons on Christmas
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?
Scripture: Matthew 2 Christmas enhances our… Excitement Emotions Endurance Let’s be wise and… Read the story and give God the glory.
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 God… Looks on and exalts the humble Shows mercy to those who fear Him Fills the hungry He also… Scatters the proud Brings down the mighty Sends away the rich Humility and Hunger is how we Magnify his Majesty.
Sermon Text: Luke 1:39-45 Mary Myths Mary was always a virgin – Mt. 1:24,25 Mary was sinless -Rom. 3:23 Mary was taken up into heaven -No Bible basis Mary was the Mother of God. What we know about Mary, the mother of Jesus She was a young girl – about 12 or 13. She was a humble and faithful. She was a poor, simple village girl. God uses the most improbable people to fulfill His purposes! SHOW…