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jesus: not just a baby in a manger

December 29, 2019 Scripture: John 1:1-5, 14  I. Jesus is God, yet distinct from God. A. In the first verse of his Gospel, John echoes the first verse in the whole Bible. Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” But John says, “In the beginning was the Word.” Okay, then.…

Jesus is Better

December 22, 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9 I. Jesus is better because He brings God’s truth to the world. A. While the idols are a delusion (Isa. 41:29), a lie, the servant brings God’s truth to the nations. Three times in verses 1 through 4 we read about the servant bringing justice. In verse 4 we…

Prove It!

December 8, 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-17 I. God is always sovereign over all nations and all people. A. Isaiah 7:2: “When the house of David was told, ‘Syria is in league with Ephraim,’ the heart of Ahaz and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.” Syria and…

The Hope of a Child

December 1, 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7 I. Jesus gives you hope as a Wonderful Counselor. A. The people of Israel are experiencing gloom (vs. 1) and darkness (vs. 2). Isaiah had prophesied in chapter 8 that the Assyrians were going to invade Israel and take away Israel’s wealth and people. It was a dark time in…