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.
• 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 …..new 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…..baby……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