Sunday, December 25, 2016

Mary's Christmas. PT 2

Sermon Text: Luke 2: 6 While they were there, time came for the baby to be born

Sermon Title: Mary’s Christmas Pt 2: The Right Look

Point 1: Look for the Star Matt 2: 10 when they saw the star they had joy.

Point 2: Look for the manger Luke 2: 12 This will be a sign to you: you will find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger

Point 3: Look for the shepherds Luke 2: 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Mary's Christmas

Sermon Text: Luke 2: 6 While they were there, time came for the baby to be born
Sermon Title: Mary’s Christmas

Point 1: She Pondered It while we purchase Luke 2: 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart

Point 2: Mary Sacrificed for Christmas while we look for sales. Luke 1: 26, 27, 29 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a, man named Joseph…(27)The virgins name was Mary…(29) Mary was greatly troubled…

Point 3: She Delivered the word when we wait on UPS deliveries. And she delivered the word during difficult times. Vs 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
1.  Dependable to a fault
2.  Demonstrative in your faith
3.  Determined not to fail

Life Application:
1.   Treasure…
2.   Seize…

3.  Deliberately…

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Christmas List

Sermon Text: Matt 2: 11(b) Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of the incense and of myrrh.
Sermon Title: The Christmas List

Point 1: They brought Jesus Gold

Point 2: They brought Jesus Frankincense

Point 3: They brought Jesus Myrrh

Life Application:
1.  Give Jesus your…time
2.  Give Jesus your…talent

3.  Give Jesus your…treasure

Sunday, December 11, 2016

God Please Show Up 2

Pericope: Matt 1: 18 – 24
Sermon Text: Matthew 1:21-2321 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:  23 “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,”; Isaiah 7:10-14 - 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah[a] said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman[b] is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.[c]
Sermon Title: God! Show Up! Please! Pt 2
Point 1: To be sin’s CONQUEROR: He came to satisfy the God’s Justice and break sin’s power: HE LIBERATED US! Matt 1: 23(b)

Point 2: To be our COMFORTER: The word “paraclaytos” (gr) spoken of in John 14:16 When you are weak he makes you strong 2 Corinthians 12: 9
1.  He said he will never leave you…what can man do to you Hebrews 13: 5, 6
2.  In the day of trouble, he will keep me safe…hide me…set me on a rock Psalm 27: 5
3.  The Lord shall keep your coming and you’re going…he keep Israel will not sleep Psalm 121
4.  The Lord will wipe away the tears Isaiah 25: 8

Point 3: To be our COURAGE:
1.  Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world John 4: 4
2.  If God is for you who can be against you Romans 8: 31
3.  For the Lord is our shepherd Psalms 23
4.  He has not given you a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind 1 Tim 1: 7
5.  Be strong and courageous Joshua 1: 6, 7, 8, 9


Sunday, December 4, 2016

God Please Show UP

Sermon Text: Matt 2: 23 The virgin will be with child and will give birth, to a son, and they will call him Immanuel—which means, “God with us.”

Sermon Title: God Please Show Up!

Point 1: God showed up in person because of the seriousness of humanity Sin. Matt 1: 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord has said [to take away the sins of the world] through the prophets 

Point 2: God shows up when our faith gets a little shaky Gen 18: 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”
a)  When Moses needed direction Exodus 14: 15, 16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. (16) Raise your staff and stretch out your hand…
b)  When Elijah was depressed 1 Kings 19: 12…And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
c)   When Jonah was disappointed with the direction his life was going Jonah 4: 3, 4 Now, O Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” (4) But the Lord replied, “Have you any right to be angry?”

Point 3: God shows up to stand up for us Matt 1: 23 …and they will call him Immanuel—which means, “God with us.”
·       Deut. 20: 4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you the victory.  
·       Hebrews 13: 5 …Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
·       Rom 9: 20 …if God is for you who can be against you.
·       Isaiah 54: 17 no weapon formed against you will prosper.
a)   In every way…
b)   God has… 1 Corinthians 6: 20 you are bought with a price 7: 23 you are bought with a price…
c)   God wants… 2 Cor 3: 2, 3 you yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. (3) You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts
Life Application:
1.  Wait for God…
2.  Brag on God…

3.  Let God…

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