Waiting is difficult, but the best things in life are worth the wait.
Sermon: In the Beginning
Text: John 1:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the eternal Word made flesh.
Function: That they would marvel at the miracle of the Incarnation.
Sermon: Unto Us
Texts: Luke 2:11; Isaiah 9:6
Focus: Jesus was born for all people.
Function: That they would believe in the miraculous gift of God’s Son.
Sermon: In Those Days: No Place for Her Firstborn Son
Text: Luke 2:6-7
Focus: Our world continually resists the coming of Christ.
Function: That they would make room for Jesus in their hearts.
Sermon: In Those Days: To the City of David
Text: Luke 2:4-5; Micah 5:2-4
Focus: Jesus journeyed from heaven to earth to be born in Bethlehem as our Savior.
Sermon: In Those Days: A Decree Went Out
Text: Luke 2:1-3
Focus: Jesus’ birth took place in real history in the geo-political context of Roman Empire.
Function: That they would pray for and obey their leaders.
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: Sacred Surgery
Text: Luke 2:21
Focus: God marks us as his own when he places his name on us in Baptism.
Function: That they would receive God’s favor and blessing by faith and trust in his name.