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Series: Give Me More of Jesus
Pastor Frank Damazio
• Christmas time: Santa Claus, sleigh bells, Christmas trees, musicals, shopping, parties, depression, pain, memories. Christmas is all about Jesus. Jesus, there's something about your name. Jn 12:21 - sir, we would see Jesus. Put Jesus back in our lives, back in our devotions. Put Jesus in everything.
Introduction: After 2000 years, people are still thirsting for the living water and striving for the Bread of Life. We are desperate for the simplicity, purity and freedom of life in the name of Jesus. Our lives are busy, our focus divided, our bodies tired, our minds bombarded, our families under attack, our relationships strained, our hearts empty. Lew Wallace, a 19th century lawyer and U.S. General said, "After six years given to the impartial investigation of Christianity, I have come to the deliberate conclusion that Jesus Christ was the Messiah, the savior of the world and my personal savior." We will not be able to spend six years investigating the scriptures concerning Jesus, but I would like to spend the next several Sundays. Jesus was and is unique. The Old Testament prophets spoke of his various names and many descriptions. Charles Spurgeon said, "Christ is the great central figure in the world's history. All the lines of history converge upon him." Our journey will begin with the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, specifically 7:14; 9:1-7; and 11:1-2 with attention given to Isaiah 9:6-7.
• Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
• Isa 9:6-7a For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.
• Is 11:1-2 There shall come forth a Rod from the st ...
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