The Sights, The Scenes, The Sayings Of His Birth
Matt 1:21, 23; 2:2, 11;
December 20, 2009
INTRODUCTION: In the birth narrative there is much to see and hear. There are angels, shepherds, wise men, kings; there are mangers, stars, gifts, and worship. Yet, Jesus is at the center.
Matthew and Luke, in particular, tell much of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
.21 “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
- God For Us
.23 “They shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us.”
- God With Us
2:2 “Have come to worship Him”
- God To Us
2:14 “On earth peace” - Peace of God and Peace with God
- God In Us
Today, I want us to consider:
WHAT DO YOU WISH TO NOT MISS THIS CHRISTMAS?”
Consider some who wish they could do the first Christmas over:
? The Innkeepers - “No room”
? Herod - Claimed he wished to worship, but Scripture reveals he wished to destroy Him
However, the Shepherds responded so wonderfully
Luke 2:15-17, “So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.’ And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.”
On the 23rd all of my children/grandchildren will come to our home; food, fun, fellowship, love, gifts, story of Jesus, prayers, etc.
On the 25th - brothers, sisters, and families (some)
How about you? “What do you wish to not miss this Christmas?”
My staff dealt with this question. See if it speaks to you. Let’s listen and apply:
1. Opportunity to share His grace
2. Opportunity to share with Dad (Alzheimer’s); take time and share gra ...
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