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The Miracle of the Manger (1 of 13)
Series: One Extraordinary Life
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning, and I want you to be finding your place at John chapter 1, verse 14. And this morning as we begin a brand new study on the life of Jesus of Nazareth entitled, ''One Extraordinary Life'' I want to share with you a message that I want to call ''The Miracle of the Manger.''
ILLUS: I heard about a little girl who was helping her mom unpack and set up the family's Nativity Set. As she pulled out each piece she would say what that piece was. ''Here's Mary. Here's Joseph. Here's the cow. Here's the sheep.'' When she got to the little figurine of Jesus laying in the manger she said, ''And here's baby Jesus in his car seat.''
ILLUS: When Laura Kate was about 2 years old we were singing Christmas carols one night, but instead of singing ''away'' in a manger, she kept singing, ''the way'' in the manger.
You know what? She was right. And that's what we're going to be talking about this morning.
Look there in John 1:1-14. John, the beloved disciple says, ''In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those ...
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