Sermons on Christmas

Prince of Peace

When angels appeared to shepherds in the fields outside of Bethlehem, they declared, “Peace on earth, good will to men.” But centuries before, God had offered a clue about the mission of the coming Messiah when Isaiah said He would be called the “Prince of Peace.” How is it possible that a baby born in a barn to a poor refugee couple could bring about the peace that had so long eluded the wisest and most powerful kings? And if…

Everlasting Father

The Bible tells us that in “the fullness of time God sent forth His Son,” but even before the birth of Jesus, the great Advent Conspiracy had long been underway. One of the aliases the Prophet Isaiah gave Jesus was the “Everlasting Father.” Jewish and Christian scholars have debated this name for centuries. Isaiah was literally calling Jesus the “Father of Eternity.” Join us for part three of Alias where we will learn how Jesus came to give us the gift of…

Mighty God

Seven hundred years before Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to reveal four important clues about the coming Messiah. One of those clues was that He would be called “Mighty God.” This Hebrew phrase literally means “Hero-God.” God came to us in human flesh, the ultimate superhero in disguise. He would not only rescue us from sin and death, He would defeat those enemies once and for all. Join us for part two of Alias where…

Wonderful Counselor

God’s conspiracy to rescue us from sin and death began long before the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. In fact, 700 years before the angel appeared to the shepherds, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to give us four important clues about the coming Messiah. One of the aliases Isaiah used to describe Jesus was “Wonderful Counselor.” When we think about a counselor, we may think about a mental health professional, a religious adviser, a lawyer, or someone who gives advice…

Discarded Crowns

Passage: Revelation 4 Principles: A Door (see: Phil. 2:6-8; John 1:10-11; Rev. 3:20; Luke 2:7) A Throne (see: Luke 1:30-33) Crowns (see: Psalm 72:9-14; Phil. 2:9-11; Col. 1:15-17) Practice: Take time to reflect on the following questions this week. Discuss them with your small group or an accountability partner: Is there a door in your heart that is not open to Jesus Christ? Is there a throne in your life that has not been relinquished to Him? Is there a…

Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,…

The Love of Kings

Passage: Matthew 2:1-12 Principles: Herod: Self-Serving (see Mark 8:36; Matthew 6:1 & 24) Wise Men: Significant (see Luke 20:25; Matthew 6:19) Jesus: Sacrificial (see John 3:16; Romans 5:8) Practice: Take some time before Christmas to answer these questions: Which king represents the condition of your heart this Christmas? This Christmas are you paying homage to the Kingdom of Herod or the Kingdom of Jesus? How does the time you’ve spent shopping compare to the time you’ve spent in personal and…

The Prince of Peace

Despite the promises of peace made by kings and politicians throughout the ages, the kingdoms of this world are constantly at war. When Isaiah announced the promise of a coming Savior, he called Him the “Prince of Peace.” Seven hundred years later, when the angels announced the birth of Jesus, they declared, “peace on earth, good will toward men.” The Son of God was called the Prince of Peace and then the Son of God told His followers that if…