Summary: Maybe you’re entering environment/completely foreign to you There’s power in your presence cause you’re a carrier/Christ

Pastor Allan Kircher

“You had me at Hello”

14 Dec 2014

***All Sermons are in condensed form****

Persuade you/God has placed his presence inside you

• You are not merely to survive/Christmas

• change agent every relationship you touch

• Can be a time of year/very frustrating/lot of us.

I love my family/joy’s family/I know you do too.

I know:

• Nobody/family gets on your nerves

• every guest coming through your home/welcomed guest

• No anxiety/stressing buy presents

Just in case:

• At times/dysfunctional relationship represented/this room

• I know it’s not true

• I want to give you gift/morning/gift is perspective.

• I’ve already had/best Christmas so far.

• not because Joy said trade

• Because I see the church growing with … members


Presence of God---real/powerful/within you today

• Read/Scripture most difficult job/show it to you the way God showed it to me.

• I get excited/Scripture Text/surface doesn’t stand out

• Powerful if it hits you/will change your Christmas/has mine

Luke 1:39…birth to a virgin/salvation…

• don’t/problem/got problem/woman getting ready/hurrying

Luke 1:39-45…ask you a question

When you enter a room a situation ….does it cause people to jump for joy or run for cover that’s all I want to know today.

• The power/your presence/Pray

• Mary walks in the room/Elizabeth’s baby begins to kick

• Need/catch you up if you’re fully aware/context.


Zechariah priest/house Lord burning incense

• Angel Gabriel shows up---team Capt/all/angels

• was one bad angel when he showed up you listened

Spoke to Zechariah………hard to believe

• Up in years/his wife was barren/Elizabeth/relative/Mary

• Gabriel insisted they going to child.

• Zachariah responded doubt/unbelief

Infuriated Angel because nothing breaks/heart of God even more when people don’t believe His promise

• Zachariah in doubt/Angel says I’ll fix this

• Mute button/Zach’s mouth/not speak until/child is born


Meanwhile Mary gets appearance/same angel

• Angel says/same thing/shows up/quiet comical/fear not

• angel shows up/just going to fear/nothing I can do

• Remember/I can only Imagine/what would I do…..

• I’ll tell you what you would do….


Angel tells Mary you’re going to have a baby too…

• Elizabeth’s baby/prepare the way “John the Baptist”

• isn’t a preparation Mary you/carrying God/flesh

• his name shall be Jesus/He/save His people/their sins

• Emmanuel/God with us------now you’re caught up…

• Mary goes on the distance/How long?.......50-70 miles?

• Mary/Elizabeth/pregnant/great pregnancy test

• angel says it got to be so…no miscalculation

• Both pregnant with promise from God…


First/say to you, I’m going to prepare you for Christmas

• You/going to change people’s lives…listen…

• Everybody/your life/Elizabeth pregnant/possibility of God

• I don’t care how jacked up they are

• how much they get on your last nerves

Bible teaches/every human being

• However fractured/flawed—made/image of living God

• Gen. 1:26 according/His likeness. Everybody you encounter

• Your drunken Uncle Johnny/hardcore friend…

• your totally manipulating mother in law

• Say amen if I’m preaching good/still made/image of God


Elizabeth given promise from an angel

• pregnant/possibility/what God wanted to do

• yet husband/mute cause he can’t believe

• Elizabeth/barren might I suggest the people in your life might be barren

• May be broken cause life has a way of turning your expectations upside down

• dashing your dreams into a million pieces

• Every person in your life and you you/pregnant/possibilities

• Son, daughter/nephew/neice/boss/coworker pregnant with possibilities.


2nd thing let’s not confuse the issue…you’re not the virgin Mary the holy mother of God. Everybody agree….

• Point/God shows up puts possibility in Elizabeth

• Mary shows up/inside/Elizabeth started kicking leap for joy

• Jump for joy. Not/Mary was special/beautiful

• not she said something profound---hello

• But Mary was a carrier of Christ.


I got some gospel news for you.

• Placed/faith/Jesus whether today last week 40 yrs

• You’re a carrier of Christ too

• Matter of fact..set the record straight here

• say out loud don’t make me beg/Say I am/carrier/Christ

Say it like an angel showed up and told you for the first time

• I’m not an angel/going to have to do

• I stand/authority/God’s word. Col. 1:27…

• Christ is in you/hope of Glory try again I am a carrier/Christ

Need to explain that to your neighbor/by their face they don’t understand that tell them you are a carrier of Christ.


You know this phrase we tell people who received Christ…vbs

• We’ll say Jesus came into my heart.

• I know/were trying to say/I think/leaving something/table

• Explain regeneration/salvation…

• yes Jesus comes into your heart

• he doesn’t just camp out/left ventricle/knapsack

• he comes to take over/dominate your heart/fill your life

• HS comes/drowns out all/dread doom

• gives you life/light and you view all things differently

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