Sermons on Christmas (Page 2)

He Comes

Passage: Colossians 1:24-29 The mystery kept hidden for generations . . . Christ in you: the hope of glory

He Came

Passage: Colossians 1:15-20 Who He is: The image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15, 19) The Firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15-17) The Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18) The Firstborn from among the dead (Colossians 1:18) Why He came: To reveal the Father (Colossians 1:15, 19) To restore creation (Colossians 1:16-20) To reconcile us to God (Colossians 1:20) What it means: We must reorder our lives. We must relinquish control. We can rejoice in Him. For further study: Practicing…

Longing

The purpose of longing Read: Psalm 13; Habakkuk 1:2; Hebrews 11:13-16 Every longing is a reminder that we are waiting on God. Have you considered what your unfulfilled longings are about? The pitfall of longing Read: Ecclesiastes 2:1-9; Psalm 73:25; Psalm 63:1 Our attempt to satisfy our longings with anything other than God How have you fallen into the pit? What are you pursuing to satisfy your longing that can never bring ultimate satisfaction? The promise of longing Read: Luke…

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…

Repeat the Sounding Joy

“Glory to God in the highest, and peace to men on whom His favor rests.” – Luke 3:14 Passage (read it): Luke 2:1-20 Principle (know it): God meets us: ________ ________ ________ God offers us: ________ ________ ________ The result of our response:– We find the ________ we seek.– We become ________ of God’s ________. Practice (do it): Tell someone how you found peace through Jesus Christ.

The Song of Silence

Be still, and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10 (NIV) Passage (read it): Luke 1:5-25 and 57-80 Principle (know it): Jesus comes to ________ places. Practice (do it): In what ways has your life become noisy and cluttered? Sometime before Christmas find time to practice the ancient discipline of silence.

The First Christmas Song

Humble yourself, therefore under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. – 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV) Passage (read it): Luke 1:46-55 Principle (know it): Jesus comes to ________ places. Practice (do it): Where are you on need of a Savior? How can you demonstrate humility this week?

God of the Impossible

Passage (read it): Luke 1:26-38 (NIV) Principle (know it): The story teaches us about God.– That ________ initiates. The story teaches us about Mary . . . Mary ________, she ________ and she ________ . The Grand Conclusion:“May it be to me as you have said.” Practice (do it): Are we asking God the right questions? Are we listening to God’s voice? Are we prepared to commit: “May it be to me as you have said.”
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