Christmas and the Christian

Text: Luke 2:9-11 What is Christmas? Celebration / commemoration of the birth of Jesus (also called the nativity) Origins (brief history) — all dates you will find are after the first century (this is significant) Earliest evidence of a celebration for Jesus’ birth on December 25th is in the middle of the 4th century Current […]

What Judas Brought to the Garden

Text: John 18:1-3 What Judas Brought to the Garden Roman cohort — the military of the world empire of the day; would later be overthrown (Daniel 2:44) Officers from the chief priests — those who should have been the spiritual leaders of the people; but they were not helping them (Matthew 9:35-36) Some of the […]

Christmas and the Christian

What is Christmas? Commemoration of the birth of Christ Secular holiday Jesus’ Birth in Scripture Prophesied in Old Testament – Genesis 3:15; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 7:14 A time to praise God – Luke 2:9-14 Certain “traditional” details absent – day (Luke 2:8), number of wise men (Matthew 2:1), where the wise men saw Jesus (Matthew […]

What is the Gospel?

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:14-3:17 Aroma of Life or Death – 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 Different than the Old Covenant – 2 Corinthians 3:6-11 Law of Liberty – 2 Corinthians 3:17

Freedom in Christ

Text: John 8:32-36 What are we free from? – sin (John 8:32-36; Romans 6:16-18), commands of men (Colossians 2:8,20-23) What are we not free from? – obeying Christ (Romans 6:1-2) Freedom offered by Satan – free to do as we please Some what it both ways – free to do as we please & free […]