|Who is Telling the Story?||Dale Beaver||12/03/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
In Defense of Matthew’s Authorship
Luke’s Prolific Writings
Luke (2157 verses)
Paul (2032 verses)
John (1416 verses)
Mathew (1071 verses)
Mark (678 verses)
1In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach 2until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit.
So how do Matthew and Luke tell the story of Jesus’ birth?
In Matthew we see Jesus proceeding from the royal line of his earthly forefathers.
Kenan was the son of Enosh.
Enosh was the son of Seth. Seth was the son of Adam.
Adam was the son of God.
In Luke we see Jesus proceeding from the Father.
Abraham was the father of Isaac.
Isaac was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
From Judah there would come the Messiah and King.
The king did of his own accord go out of this city before it was taken, and did undergo a voluntary captivity with his family, that the sanctuary might not be delivered up to the enemy.
Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar).
Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram.
Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab).
Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth).
Obed was the father of Jesse.
Jesse was the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
Women in Matthew’s Genealogy
Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
|Who Is King Herod?||Jeff Hudson||12/10/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
Matthew 2:1-12 (NLT) (Page 800 in the bible under your armrest)
Matthew 2:13-21 (NLT)
What happens when we think our kingdom is threatened?
King Herod, the monster, who tried to kill Christmas!
God is committed to the advancement of His kingdom!
How far are you willing to go to protect your kingdom?
There is a bit of King Herod inside all of us.
God’s divine plan and purpose cannot be stopped!
What Should Be Our Response?
• We need to see God’s Kingdom for what it is … Infinitely greater than our own!
• We need to see God’s power for what it is … Completely unstoppable!
• We need to see our resistance for what it is … Totally Futile!
• We need to see our lives for what they are … An opportunity to give glory to the Lord!
|Who Are These Angels? Christmas Worship Celebration||Dale Beaver||12/17/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
The angels tell us that Jesus is the Son of God.
The angels tell us that Jesus is more than just a name.
The angels tell us that Jesus is God.
The angels tell us to come and worship
It Came Upon The Clear - Kutless
|Who Are Mary and Joseph?||Cliff Herring||12/24/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
Who are Mary and Joseph?
The Character of Mary and Joseph
Luke 1: 26-28
1. Mary was honorable
Luke 1: 29-30
2. Mary was chosen
Luke 1: 31-33
3. Mary was encouraged
1. Joseph was honorable
Matthew 1: 20
2. Joseph was chosen
3. Joseph was encouraged
The Actions of Mary and Joseph
37For the word of God will never fail.” – Luke 1:37 (NLT)
37For nothing will be impossible with God.” - Luke 1:37 (NASB)
1.Mary was observant
2. Mary was objective
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Luke 1: 42, 45-50
3.Mary was obedient
1.Joseph was observant
2.Joseph was objective
Matthew 1: 25b
3.Joseph was obedient
People see signs of God every day. Sunsets that steal the breath. Newborns that bring tears. But do all who see the signs draw near to God? No. Many are content simply to see the signs. They do not realize that the riches of God are intended to turn us toward him. He has been very kind and patient, waiting for you to change, but you think nothing of his kindness. Perhaps you do not understand that God is kind to you so you will change your hearts and lives. – Romans 2:4
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