Abounding Grace: Mary

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  This week we examine the transformation through grace in the life of Mary. Matthew 1:1-16 English Standard Version (ESV) The Genealogy of Jesus Christ 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and …

Abounding Grace: Ruth

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This week we examine the transformation through grace in the life of Ruth. Ruth 1-4 Ruth 1 Naomi Widowed 1 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the …

Abounding Grace: Rahab

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This week we examine the transformation through grace in the life of Rahab. Joshua 2 2 And Joshua the son of Nun sent[a] two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there. 2 And it was told to the …

Abounding Grace: Tamar

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Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more…Romans 5:20 These words of the Apostle Paul capture the theme of our Christmas Sermon Series. We are examining the lives of the women who are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. Not only do we see God’s grace abound in their lives, we also see His grace abound in …

Matthew 2:1-12 The Power of Christmas

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Could one single birth in a little corner of nowhere really change the world? The Bible is pretty clear that the answer is, “yes.” The nations came to worship Jesus at his birth and still do the same today. Matthew 2:1-12 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to …

Matthew 1:1-25 The Problem of Christmas

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Why is Matthew the first book in the New Testament? Why do we have all those names listed there? What’s the point?!? We tackle those questions this week as we look at the Problem of Christmas. Matthew 1:1-25 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the …

Luke 2:8-20 The Purpose of Christmas

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In this first of a three part Christmas series, Pastor Eric shows us that the purpose of Christmas is to display the glory of God. Luke 2:8-20 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around …

Luke 1:46-55 A Christmas Poem

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We learn from this Christmas text that our joy is firmly connected to our view of God. The bigger God is in our eyes, the more joy we possess. Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.     For behold, from now on all generations will …

Dr. Rich Freeman: Christmas Through Jewish Eyes

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Dr. Rich Freeman of Chosen People Ministries shares with us that the Christmas story did not originate in the New Testament. It was first written throughout the Old Testament. Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in …