Six marks of Christian service:
Three ways the Christmas story motivates to be generous with the Gospel Christ came to call outsiders You were an outsider Every unbeliever is an outsider God can save any outsider Christ came to dethrone our false kings Christ came to create worshipers Worship calls for sacrifice Worship calls for submission Worship creates joy
Key idea: Jesus is Immanuel—God with us God With Us in the Past God With Us in Jesus Christ God With Us Now God With Us Forever
Key Idea: the light of Christ allows us to see through the darkness of our world Three ways to see in the darkness of the world, through the light of Christ: I. See life in light of the true salvation of Christ II. See life in light of the love of Christ III. See life […]
Key Idea: Let Christmas encourage your hope by reminding you of the relentless faithfulness of God. Two reasons Christmas encourages when we have a hope deferred: Christmas demonstrates God will always be faithful. Christmas demonstrates God’s plan is always best.
Key Idea: Three ways the Christmas story provides real hope Hope for outsiders cultural outsiders social outsiders Hope for sinners Hope for sufferers The faithfulness of God’s plan The fullness of God’s plan