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The Birth of Jesus - God's Gift of Christmas


 

 

God’s Gift of Christmas – Hope  - Luke 2

 

Sunday December 2nd 2018 

Pastor Darren Smith

 

315-729-3203

315-217-1633

 

Email : uccmarietta@gmail.com

United Christian Church

2851 Sevier Road

Marietta – NY 13110

 

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Today’s Sermon Outline and Bulletin

 

Holy Communion Today

 

Front Cover – John 1:1 - (NIV)

 

The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

 

 

 

Inside Cover - Colossians 3:16 (NLT)

 

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

 

Call to Worship – Matthew 1:1, 16-23 (Click)

 

Todays Sermon Passage - Luke 

 

God’s Gift of Christmas – Hope  - Luke 2

Luke 2:1-11 (NIV) - The Birth of Jesus

 

2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

 

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

 

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 

 

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

 

Sermon: The long-awaited savior, who is Jesus Christ the Lord, is our foundation and fulfillment of God’s promises and this reason for magnificent hope.

 

Start of Advent: Coming or Arrival : the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.      

Synonyms: dawn, birth, rise

Time: The first season of the Christian church year

Time: The gift of Christmas

Time: Leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.

 

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY – THE COMING OF CHRIST

 

God’s promises for the past and present and future are fulfilled or foretold.

 

Isaiah 9:2 – Prophesy of Jesus (NIV)

2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

 

1. Hope is Foundation of God’s Promises

 

          a. Promises made in the Past

 

          b. Promises experienced in the Present

 

          c. Promises still pending

 

2. Hope is Centered on a Person – Jesus Christ

 

Read Revelations – Future: God’s fulfillment of his promises

 

Calendar of Events

 

Dec 12th – 6:15 PM – We will be putting together the bags for when we carol if you would like to join us.

 

Dec 16th – 2:30 PM Caroling – Dress Warm

 

Dec 28th – 6:30 PM – Play Jesus Christ Light of the World

          Rehearsal at 3:30PM – Play at 6:30 PM

          If you would like to participate call Beverly Wirth – 315-636-7119  

 

 


O Come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

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