"Christmas" Tagged Sermons

"Christmas" Tagged Sermons

The Light Has Come

The birth of Jesus means the light has shined into the kingdom of darkness in which humans live. In today’s sermon, we explore 3 types of darkness that Jesus’ light has overcome. Which one do you live in? Have you experienced the fact that darkness has not overcome the light? In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made;…

Wise Worshippers

When Jesus was born, many sought him. From King Herod to the wise men, they were all religious, educated, wealthy, wise, and appeared to be seekers of the truth. But sadly, not everyone encountered the new messiah in their heart. What were the barriers? Which one do you compare yourself to? Have you met the savior and worshipped him? After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem…

Mary’s Song of Praise

Everyone who came in touch with Jesus responded in worship. So did Mary when she responded with a song of praise with regards to Christ’s coming birth. In today’s sermon we learn from Mary how to worship and be a worshiper that God seeks. And Mary said: “ My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call…
Jesus, Our Emmanuel

Jesus, Our Emmanuel

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not…

Worship at Jesus’ Feet

The second chapter of Matthew traces the steps of the magi as they bow at the feet of Jesus. The cruel tyrant, Herod, refused to bow due to hostility toward anyone who might threaten his rule. The chief priests and scribes knew the prophesies about the promised birth of the Messiah but were indifferent and did not pursue the Christ or bow before Him. The Wise Men, however, sought for Jesus, listened to what the Scriptures told about Him, and joyfully offered Him their gifts and their worship. Let us cast aside our hostility and indifference toward Christ the Savior and do the same.

The Light of Christmas

2016 has been a year that many of us wish could be “reset” and started over. We surely need the Light of the World, Jesus. The years between the end of the Old Testament and the birth of Christ were also a very dark and violent period in history. When Christ arrived, his message was, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is near.” Hope for our world can only come through Christ’s transformation of individual hearts and lives. Now when…

Mary’s Song of Praise

In this first message in the new sermon series, “A Life of Praise,” Pastor Mitchell Gregory examines Luke 1:46-55. Mary’s song of worship upon receiving the angel’s news that she will bear Jesus, the Messiah, teaches us much about how to live a life of praise. Mary praised God in the depths of her soul. Her praise flowed from a mind and spirit saturated with scripture. She praised God for His power, holiness, mercy, and faithfulness.
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Jesus the Promised Messiah

What can we learn from the genealogy of Jesus found in the first chapter of Matthew? This sometimes overlooked list reveals that God is omnipotent, working out His purposes in history. God is also faithful to fulfill His promises. No one has ever trusted Him in vain. Finally, the genealogy shows God’s grace. Jesus was willing to be born through a line of sinners to come int the world and redeem us. Jesus, the Christ, is the messiah, the one anointed by God to pay the penalty for our sin and bring us peace with God.
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His Name Shall Be Called

“Thanks be unto God for His indescribable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15) Jesus is God’s love gift to a dark and gloomy world. In Isaiah 9:6-7, each of the names of Jesus reveal a priceless gift from God to us. He is our Wonderful Counselor – our source of divine wisdom. He is Mighty God – to be revered. He is Everlasting Father who loves us, and finally, He is our Prince of Peace bringing peace by having our guilt removed when we trust Him for salvation.
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Worship: The Story of the Magi

Matthew 2:1-12 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired…
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Salvation: The Story of the Shepherds

Luke 2:8-20 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city…