The Incarnate Christ Is Also the Risen Lord Jesus.
Sermon: A Son Superior to Angels
Texts: Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
Focus Statement: Jesus is more important than Christmas angels.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in God’s presence with them by his Son.
Sermon: Bad Girls Begat Jesus: Mary
Texts: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
Focus Statement: Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary to save us from our sins.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice at the wonderful news of the Savior born to die.
Sermon: Wrapped in Flesh
Text: John 1:1-18
Focus: God sent his Son wrapped in human flesh to redeem and exalt our humanity.
Function: That they would believe and receive God’s wonderful Christmas gift by faith.
Sermon: Bad Blood?
Text: Matthew 1:1-17
Focus: Jesus’ genealogy shows that God includes all kinds of scoundrels in his family.
Function: That they would rejoice in the Good News of God’s forgiveness for them.
Sermon: The Word and the Wonder: God’s Word for Joseph
Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Focus: Jesus forgives his people’s sins.
Function: That they would rejoice in God’s gift of grace born at Christmas.
Sermon: The Word and the Wonder: God’s Word for Mary
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Focus: Nothing is impossible for God.
Function: That they would dream big and pray big because God can do all things.
Sermon: God’s One of a Kind Son
Text: John 1:1-18; Psalm 2
Focus: Jesus is the Son of God who became flesh and dwelt among us.
Function: That they would believe in his name and so become children of God.