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Wise Men

Outline—Matthew 2:1–12

  1. Wise men in ancient times (v. 1)
  2. Wise men in the New Testament (v. 2)
  3. Wise men in Herod’s presence (vv. 3–8)
  4. Wise men in the presence of Christ (vv. 9–12)

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Outline—Matthew1:18–25

  1. Understated intro (v. 18)
  2. Man of integrity (v. 19)
  3. Announcement that put it right (vv. 20–21)
  4. God at work (vv. 22–23)
  5. The man of obedience (vv. 22–23)

Related Scripture

  • Isaiah 1:23
  • Micah 5
  • Luke 1:1–4
  • Luke 2
  • Philippians 2
  • Colossians 1
  • Galatians 4
  • Hebrews 2
  • 2 Corinthians 5
  • 2 Corinthians 4

Take Home Points

  • Jesus’ time on earth began and ended with miracles—a virgin birth and a resurrection.
  • Jesus is unique—perfect God and perfect man.
  • Because of the virgin birth, the substitutionary death of Christ was possible!
  • There is no other name given among men whereby you must be saved (2 Corinthians 4).

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Season of Joy

Outline—Philippians 4:4–7

  1. Let joy reign within your heart (v. 4)
  2. Don’t keep it to yourself (v. 5a)
  3. Come before the Lord (v. 5b–7)

Related Scripture

  • Acts 16:20–32
  • Nehemiah 1:1–2:8

Take Home Points

  1. Let joy reign within your heart
  2. Don’t keep it to yourself
  3. Come before the Lord

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Outline not available.

Special candelight service on Chrismas Eve.

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The Annunciation

Outline—Luke 1:26–55

  1. Announcement to Mary (vv. 28–38)
  2. Visit with Elizabeth (vv. 39–45)
  3. Praise Given (vv. 46–55)

Related Scripture

  1. Genesis 1:1, 2
  2. Psalm 109:27–30
  3. John 3:1–8

Take Home Points

  • God calls us to trust and obey, just like Mary.
  • Nothing God says is impossible.

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Matthew 2:1–12—Outline not available.

Take Home Points

  • Are you the fool that Herod was?
  • Or are you like the wise men?
  • If so, are you like the angel, messenger to the lost?
  • Or are you like the star, leading people to Christ?

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