Sermon Series
  • 1. The Forgotten Family Tree

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2004
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    This morning we’re going to look at a list in Matthew 1 that contains over 40 names, some who were “darlings” and many others who were “disasters.”

    The manager of a large office noticed a new employee and asked, “What’s your name?” The worker replied, “John.” The manager scowled and said, “Look, I don’t know where you worked before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I ...read more

  • 2. The Mystery Man With No Room

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2004
    based on 52 ratings
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    Today we move to an unnamed mystery man. We established that the first verses in Matthew’s gospel are perhaps the most neglected in the New Testament; and this morning we’re going to look at one of the most widely known sections of Scripture.

    Three years ago I began a message with a Christmas Quiz. I recently came across some additional questions to test our knowledge of the Nativity. 1. Jesus was born in what town? a. Jerusalem b. Nazareth c. Bethlehem d. Milwaukee 2. Why didn’t Joseph and Mary stay at the inn? a. ...read more

  • 3. One Baby With Many Names

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2004
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    This morning we’re going to zero in on four names, given to Jesus, 700 years before He was even born!

    Do you know what an aptronym is? It’s a compound word consisting of the adjective “apt” meaning aptitude and the Greek word for “name.” An aptronym is when someone’s name and occupation line up perfectly, when what they’re called describes what they do. Here are some examples: * Dr. Bowser ...read more

  • 4. The Name Above Every Name

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2004
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    Specifically we’re going to take a look at the process that Jesus went through for us because there are certainly elements of His coming that don’t sound quite right.

    Have you ever received a Christmas present that you didn’t really like? Here’s what you should say if you get a gift that underwhelms you. * Hey! There’s a gift! * Well, well, well… * This is perfect for wearing around the basement. * To think…I got this the year I vowed to ...read more