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Christmas Miracles

Christmas: Light Into Darkness  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  32:42
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Our new Associate Pastor, Lawrence Klingsheim, presents our first Christmas message. We hear the term "Christmas Miracle" often, but what does it really mean? Without quite a few miracles at the hands of God the Father, the birth of our Savior never would have happened.

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“CHRISTMAS MIRACLES”

• What is a Christmas Miracle?

• As common as that phrase has become, the reality is that without a miracle (or two or three), the birth of Christ would never have happened.


1. THE PUPPET KING.

- Herod the Great: the “king over the Jews”

- Herod is troubled

    • A star has risen
    • Strangers arrive to pay homage

- Herod asks questions | Matthew 2:6; Micah 5:1-5

    • About the Christ’s birth
    • Of the wise men

- Herod the Coward

    • Threatened by strangers from the East
    • Not well-versed in God’s Word
    • Deceptive Monster

2. MEN FROM THE EAST.

- Who were these men?

    • Where were they from?
    • How did they know all of this?
    • Why are they called wise?
      • They knew the _____________________________.
      • They knew the ______________ of the birth of Christ.
      • They were willing to travel a great distance to see this King.
      • They desired to ________________________________.
      • They were overjoyed to see this Child.
      • They were spoken to in a ________________________.
      • They desired to worship Him.
    • They search diligently.
    • They rejoiced.
    • They fell down and worshiped Jesus.
    • They gave gifts worthy of a King.

3. THE CHILD AND HIS MOTHER.

- A matter of significance

    • Joseph’s identity
    • Hosea 11:1-4; 8-11

- God at Work

    • Only possible by the work of God Matthew 2
      • A child conceived by the Holy Spirit
      • Fulfillment of prophecy
      • Divine intervention
      • Guidance that leads people Matthew 2:5, 15, 17, 23
      • Jeremiah 31:10-20; 31-34

4. CONCLUSION.

- The Bible is not just a collection of happy stories. It is a perfectly human history of God doing what is impossible for humanity to do for themselves.

- May we all be reminded this week of what it is we gather and celebrate: God fulfilled His promise to send a Savior, His own Son, to be the Savior of the world.

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