Contributed on Dec 3, 2004
This message is the first in a series of four that take a look at four reactions to the announcement of the first advent of Christ.
The Reaction of Mary Luke 1:26-38 I. The Fear of Mary (v. 26-30) A. She Feared Because of the Messenger (v. 26-28) 1. Angels Are From the Heavenly Realm 2. Angels Often Brought News (Good & Bad) B. She Feared Because of the Unknown (v. 29) C. In Fear She Was Encouraged (v. 30) 1. We should ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2004
This is the second in a four sermon series on the birth announcement of Christ and the reaction of those most involved in the events.
The Reaction of Joseph Matthew 1:18-25 I. Joseph Reacted With Mercy (v. 18-19) A. His mercy reached past the circumstance (v. 18b) 1. He did not allow the circumstance to rule him 2. He did not allow the circumstance to dictate his character B. His mercy reached out due to personal ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2004
This is the third in a four sermons series on four different reactions to the birth of Christ
The Reaction of the Shepherds Luke 2:8-20 I. They Received the Announcement (v. 8-14) A. God Met Them Right Where They Were (v. 8) 1. God Was Not Interested in Who They Were 2. God Was Not Interested in What They Had Done B. God’s Message Resulted in Fear (v. 9-10) C. God Provided ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2004
This is the last in a series of four different reactions to the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Reaction of the Wisemen Matthew 2:1-12 I. They Were Drawn to and Found the Savior (v. 1-8) A. God initiated their search for Christ 1. God caused them to look to His creation 2. God used the creation to reveal Himself to them B. They were passionate in their search for ...read more