Sermon text: Luke 2:10-14 Most people, even those who only have a passing knowledge of Scripture, know Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus. It’s a moving and powerful recounting of our Savior’s entry into this world as a baby. Within this passage, we see the announcement of the birth to shepherds abiding in the fields. The proclamation made to them by the angel and then the angelic host is worthy of a deeper reflection.
Sermon text: Isaiah 9:6-7 Over seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah prophesied about Him coming to earth. In the midst of his prophetic announcement, Isaiah gives three descriptions and four titles for the coming Messiah. The descriptions tell us about His humanity and His servanthood. The titles give us a picture of His divinity. Together they speak of the One who is fully God and fully man, who came to save the world from sin.
Sermon text: Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph of Nazareth was at a crossroads. He was engaged to Mary, but she was with child. Imagine the emotional turmoil he must have been going through! As he was planning what to do about this, he saw an angel in a dream. The angel told him the reality of who this unborn child was, and how Mary came to be pregnant. Within this well-known passage are some important truths for us. If you would like…
Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 4:6 On the first day of creation God created light. Light dispels darkness. But light and darkness are also used in Scripture to describe good and evil. This means that light is regularly linked with Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul connects all of this in the focal passage. The same creative power God used to bring light into being is at work when someone comes to saving faith in Jesus.