Contributed on Nov 24, 2004
Christmas is not primarily about Jesus’ infancy. Christmas is primarily about Jesus’ deity. This sermon observes several truths which affirm Jesus’ deity.
Scripture The most common pattern for planning worship services in Christian churches throughout the centuries has been through the use of the Christian calendar. The Christian calendar, developed in antiquity, was the way in which churches worshiped up until the Reformation. After the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2004
Some may lament Jesus’ death as a great tragedy. But Jesus’ death was not a tragedy. This sermon notes five reasons why Jesus’ death was not a tragedy.
Scripture If you were here last week, you may recall me saying that the word advent means “coming.” Advent signifies the period preceding the birth of Jesus when the Church anticipates the coming of the promised Messiah. The purpose of Advent is to help worshipers understand the events preceding ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2004
This sermon looks at the Virgin Birth of Jesus by examining the biblical statements, our Confessional Statement, the attacks, and the importance of the Virgin Birth of Jesus.
Today is the third Sunday of Advent. This is the third in a series of Advent messages on “The Marvel of Christmas.” My sermon is titled “Born of the Virgin Mary.” Let us read Matthew 1:18-25: "18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2004
Did you know that most people miss Christmas? This sermon notes some of the people who missed the very first Christmas.
Scripture Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent. This is the fourth and final in a series of Advent messages on “The Marvel of Christmas.” Today’s sermon is titled “People Who Missed Christmas.” Most of the material for this message comes from John MacArthur’s book titled God with Us: the Miracle ...read more