The Incarnate Christ Is Also the Risen Lord Jesus.
Sermon: Where Is the Lamb?
Text: Genesis 22:1-19
Focus: Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Function: That they would praise God for his abundant mercy and grace in Jesus’ sacrifice on cross.
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: Confessing Christ
Text: John 1:6-8, 19-28
Focus Statement: John the Baptist confessed that he was not the Christ.
Function Statement: That they would joyfully point people to Jesus, not ourselves.
Sermon: Bad Girls Begat Jesus: Tamar
Texts: Genesis 38; Matthew 1:1-6a
Focus Statement: God used sinful women to give birth to Jesus and his ancestors.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in God’s amazing grace to sinners like us.
Sermon: One Way
Text: John 14:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the only way of salvation.
Function: That they would believe in Jesus and the Father—and encourage others to do the same.
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.
In a democracy, sinners elect sinners to govern sinners. How do Christians participate with a clear conscience?
Sermon: Baby Blessings
Text: Luke 1:39-56
Focus: God blesses us by belief in his Word.
Function: That they would believe God’s Word about Jesus and the blessing of unborn babies.