Daniel Waterman • Illustration • • 285 views
A little boy and girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “Sleep in heavenly beans.” “No,” his sister corrected, “not beans, peas.”  The people of that time were being heavily taxed, and faced every prospect…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 235 views
Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, provides Christians with an example of obedience to God and trust in Christ. She shared in the sufferings of her son, and took her place alongside the other disciples.
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Jesus Christ was born to a poor unmarried Jewish couple in the village of Bethlehem. As Son of God, he was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of his mother Mary.
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 93 views
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 85 views
Scripture stresses the total humanity of Jesus Christ. Although sinless, Christ shared in the general condition of humanity, including suffering and death.
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Text: Luke 2:1-7 Theme: what do we do with the peasant girl and her baby? Doctrine: incarnation Image: unwanted gifts Need: preparation Message: live humbly before your God The Unwanted Gift Luke 2:1-7 Intro: Unwanted Gifts We have all had, at some point in our lives, been surprised by an unexpected…
The census Roman governor of Syria at the time of Jesus’ birth (Lk 2:2). According to the Roman historian Tacitus (Annals 3.48), Publius Sulpicius Quirinius was elected consul of Syria in 12 B.C. Around 7 B.C. he was appointed, along with Varus, legatus or governor of Syria The birth We were told in…
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The obedient submission of Jesus Christ to his Father, seen in his willingness to become a human being for humanity’s sake, his freedom from self-interest and his willingness to serve others.
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Jesus Christ’s human ancestry is traced back in two separate lines to David and thence back to Adam. Jesus’ descent from David is of importance for his Messianic claims.
The Start of Something Great? 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded…
Ruth Sisson • Megiddo Church • Sermon • • 33 views • 53:50
The prophet Daniel predicted 600+ years before Christ that a sinister power would arise (Rome) that would change God’s “times and laws.” – Daniel 7:25 Just as prophesied, the calendar was changed several times, the names of the days of the week were changed and a celebration of Jesus' birth was changed from a March-April time-frame to about 9 months later on December 25th, to match a pagan celebration by Sun worshipers of the sun turning northward (Saturnalia) with a worship of the Son (Sun) of God. This effort was a compromise that the Roman church made in order to gain more power and get Sun worshipers into the church. This certainly does not follow the instructions of Christ that He was "not of the world" - John 17:14, 16, and the Apostle Paul to, "Come out from among them and be separate..." – 2 Corinthians 6:17 During our worship service for our future, coming king, we go over the historical facts that lead us to celebrate Christ's birth at a very different time than the rest of the world. Join us in celebration and worship. The time of His coming is near! ***NOTE: Some songs are a little loud
Josh Kelley • Sermon • • 23 views
The Joy and Meaning of Christmas December 12, 2010 Prep: · 135 (Homesickness), Christmas packet Scripture reading: Luke 2:1-20 Sarah Dunn Intro · That’s got to be the classic Christmas passage – how many people thing of “Charlie Brown Christmas” when they hear it? Prayer · Traditions and holidays are…
Read Luke 2 The Joy Of Christmas 8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 18 views
“In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of…
Dave McNeff • Sermon • • 18 views
Intro – Bull Run. First major battle of the Civil War. By evening, the Union Army was in full retreat back to DC and the South was sure it was over. One Georgian pronounced Manassas “one of the decisive battles in the world.” A Mobile, AL paper predicted the Union would “would never again advance beyond…
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Jesus Christ is described as Son of David, Son of Man and Son of God. His sonship speaks of his divinity and humanity and is closely associated with his role as promised Messiah, suffering Saviour, risen Lord and coming judge and king. It also speaks of his intimate, obedient and unique relationship with his Father and of his mission to enable people to become children of God through faith in him.