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Christmas As War

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: December 23, 2018 | Text: Matthew 2:13-23

Sermon Summary

In Matthew 2:13-23, three events following Jesus' birth are said to fulfill three Old Testament passages. Jesus, the long promised Messiah, is the seed of the woman who conquers the serpent, Satan. However, this victory comes through pain, suffering, and death. Jesus took our place, bore the wrath we deserved, and humbled himself for our sake. At Christmas, remember the loving sacrifice of Jesus.

The Glorious Newborn King

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Speaker: Carey Wilson | Date: December 16, 2018 | Text: Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon Summary

In Matthew 2, we see three different responses to the glorious birth of king Jesus. King Herod responds in fear, seeing Jesus as an unwelcome threat to his sinful ways and seeking to remove him. The people of Jerusalem respond with indifference and fear of aligning themselves against Herod. But the Magi, men who were pagan, sinful, and outsiders, responded to the glorious appearing of Jesus with worship. What is your response to the glorious newborn king?

Jesus, Son of David, Son of Abraham

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Speaker: Michael Dietzel | Date: December 2, 2018 | Text: Matthew 1:1-17

Sermon Summary

It's easy to be desensitized to Jesus' birth at Christmas. We can be caught up in traditions, shopping, and family and miss the significance of the incarnation. However, we need to see that his birth fulfills centuries of expectation of the promises of God. As the descendant of Abraham, Jesus is the one who brings the promised blessing to the world in the form of salvation. And as the descendant of David, Jesus is the eternal king who reigns over all. Through faith, we can receive this blessing. And through repentance, we can submit to his rule. What is your response to Jesus?

Why the Virgin Birth Matters

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: December 31, 2017 | Text: Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon Summary

For many believers the story of Jesus' birth (with it’s characters, narrative, details) is familiar to us. As it should be. But the danger of familiarity is that the "what" becomes so common that we may neglect to stop and ponder the "why." The reality is that every detail of Jesus birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension are filled with significance – including the virgin birth.

Worship Christ the Newborn King

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Speaker: JD Summers  |  Date: December 20, 2015  |  Text: Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon Summary

Who were the magi, how did they know about the birth of Jesus, and why did they come to worship Him? As we discover the answers to these questions in Matthew's unique account we discover that Jesus is more than just the King of the Jews. He is the ultimate King, the promised messiah, the King of Kings who will reign over an eternal kingdom. The coming of this king demands a response. Some will be hostile like King Herod. Others apathetic and indifferent like the religious leaders. But some, those whom God is drawing to the light, will come and worship.