Summary: A sermon that followed several skits. It is a salvation message where 4 people accepted Christ at the end of service.
No Room in the Inn
Good morning everyone, we have just seen several skits on Christmas.
There are some points I wanted you to think about.
wise man played by John Weiser with his students, not able to explain to them the star of Bethlehem, not able in all his wisdom to be able to shed light to his students.
Innkeeper and his wife- so set on making money that they would take it from census workers, Roman soldiers, people they did not like. There thinking was so polluted that they looked at Mary and Joseph and concluded...Hmmm.. No one really important.
last one, shepherds in a field watching their sheep. Not a great job to have at that time. Then God shows up One shepherd gets it, one saw the same thing and concluded, I’m not sure. The excited one, we just had a invitation from heaven, what more do you want? God could say, I just sent you Jesus, what more do you want?
Matthew 1:18-25 Read
The scripture this morning tells us there is a need.
The scripture gives us God’s answer.
The scriptures tells us we need to respond.
Zig Ziglar states that he believes the Bible from Genesis to maps.
T I believe the Bible from the first book to the very last page.
T I don’t claim to know everything, but being a Christian nearly 30 years, I believe God will show me the truth. The things that I just cannot understand, those things are what I have to take by faith, because that is what faith is... it is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Emanuel..God with us (V23).
Last week we looked at the humility of Christ.
“Who being in very nature God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on the cross Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. To the glory of God the Father.”
Some will confess Jesus in this lifetime, and God word says that they will be saved from their sins and become sons and daughters of God.
Some will confess Jesus is Lord after death, it will be to late. They will be punished for their sins and for eternity will be separated from God.
Need, God’s answer, Our response
Here’s the first thing- Need
Each one of us needs a savior. I don’t care if you have been in the church all your life, or today is the first day. All have sinned and all have fallen short of the glory of God. God with us- Jesus Christ came into this world to be that savior.
weather we want to admit it or not, the need is there. It will not just go away. Like the child who gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar, and then tells his mother he did not do it. We are all caught with our hands in the cookie jar.