MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS - Part 1

God’s Provision

SERMON NOTES

GOD USES…

1.  Uncommon faith  (vv.1-5)

            

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 

2.  Unexpected ways (vv.6-7)


And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

3.  Unlikely people (vv.8-9)


And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 

…TO PROVIDE THE…

4.  Ultimate gift (vv.10-11)


10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” 

Savior:                                                                       Lord:

                                                            

Jesus forgives                                                           Jesus is God

Jesus gives eternal life                                            Jesus has all power and authority

Jesus is our master

…SO THAT WE WILL…

·      PraiseJesusvs. 13


·      PursueJesusvs. 16


·      ProclaimJesusvs. 17


·      PonderJesusvs. 19