Where to Find Hope This Christmas
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.MIRACLE OF HIS BIRTH
II. MAJESTY OF HIS LIFE
III. MEANING OF HIS CROSS
IV. MAGNIFICENCE OF HIS RESURRECTION
V. HIS MYSTERIOUS RETURN
Well, Christmas is all about worshiping Him so you are in the right place today where the Lord wants you to be and I congratulate you for being here today and I thank God for you. Next Sunday as well will be a great day of Christmas worship. I'm excited about what God is going to do.
During this season is a great time for believers because we know the real meaning of Christmas don't we and we have an opportunity to tell people what Christmas is all about.
This morning I want to speak on the subject, "Where to Find Hope" and if you look in your bulletin you'll find an outline there that will be helpful for you this morning as we talk about where to find hope. Our text is from Luke Chapter 1 beginning with Verse 30.
It begins with the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and it is the appearance of the angel, Gabriel, as Gabriel appears to Mary for the very first time she discovered that she has been chosen of God for a very special purpose, out of all the young teenage women in the land. She has been chosen of God.
"AND THE ANGEL SAID UNTO HER, FEAR NOT, MARY: FOR THOU HAST FOUND FAVOUR WITH GOD. AND, BEHOLD, THOU SHALT CONCEIVE IN THY WOMB, AND BRING FORTH A SON, AND SHALT CALL HIS NAME JESUS.
HE SHALL BE GREAT, AND SHALL BE CALLED THE SON OF THE HIGHEST: AND THE LORD GOD SHALL GIVE UNTO HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID: AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOR EVER; AND OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END."
Now we're told that when a person has hope they can endure almost anything. A study has been made over and over again of people who have spent time in prison camps, whether it is a prison camps in Viet Nam or prison camps in World War II, prison camps in the Korean War.
And they have discovered that those who make it thro ...
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