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Sermon Outline, December 22, 2019 “Christmas Glory”

Christmas Glory

Luke 2:25-35

            25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, 28 then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29 “Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation, 31 Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 A Light of revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.” 33 And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed— 35 and a sword will pierce even your own soul—to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

Anticipate the Difference that Jesus makes!

II Corinthians 5:17     Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Embrace the Prepared Difference!

Romans 5:5     and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Share the Difference with Hope!

Romans 6:4     Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.


Sermon Outline, December 15, 2019, “Christmas Light”

Christmas Light

Matthew 2:1-18


Wisdom seeks Jesus.

Wisdom seeks the Person of Jesus.

~ John 8:12      Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”


Wisdom seeks the Word of Jesus.

~ John 5:39     You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;



Wisdom worships Jesus.

Worship Jesus with the Will.

~ Matthew 16:24         Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.


Worship Jesus with the Strength.

~ Mark 12:30              and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’


Worship Jesus with the Heart.

~ Matthew 6:21           for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.



Wisdom conquers with Jesus.

Jesus conquers evil.

~ Romans 12:21           Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


~ Luke 6:35-38            But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”



Jesus conquers death.

~ John 11:25-26          Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Sermon Outline, December 8, 2019, “Christmas Hope”

Christmas Hope

Matthew 1:18-25


Go Forward in God’s Presence!

God’s Presence brings Fellowship!

~ Psalm 139:7-10

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.



Go Forward in God’s Purpose!

God’s Purpose brings Value!

~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.



Go Forward in God’s Faithfulness!

God’s Faithfulness brings Stability!

~ II Corinthians 1:20               For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.


~ II Thessalonians 3:3              But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.



Go Forward in God’s Providence!

God’s Providence brings Assurance!

~ Romans 8:28            And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

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