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Christmas 2012

  1. 1. Jesus, the Christ, Messiah, Son of GodWas to be born of the house of David And would sit on his father’s throne forever. And He People seldom study the genealogies in the Bible, but was!Matthew shows clearly that Jesuswas descended from King David. 1
  2. 2. But I want to mention some interesting facts about that family going back even beyond David. Matt 1 Harlot of Jericho 5a And Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; Tamar was Judahs Boaz marrieddaughter-in-law posing as Ruth, a Moabite. a prostitute. 2
  3. 3. God didn’t choose a perfect family to be the family of His Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah. There are none. But God chose the right family, including Gentiles and vile sinners among them. God chose you to be HIS son or daughter. Your ancestry matters not. 3
  4. 4. All in the line of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. God would have us understand that He uses imperfect men and women to do His Work.Jesus came, the perfect sacrifice, to save us all from our sins. Whosoever will may come and be saved.Your past doesnt matter; your family matters not.What people think of you is not a concern to God.4
  5. 5. Now I want to mention Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist. Out of them Elisabeth, his came John.Brother Zacharias mother, was old his daddy. and barren. 5
  6. 6. Luke 1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.Tough conditions make a tough man, and a prophet of God must be tough. He proclaimed Jesus to be the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world. 6
  7. 7. Matt 1:18 Now the birth ofJesus Christ was on thiswise: When as his motherMary was espoused toJoseph, before they cametogether, she was found withchild of the Holy Ghost. Joseph was thinking of quietly putting her away, because he thought she had committed adultery. 7
  8. 8. “Take Mary asyour wife; herchild is of the Holy Ghost.” 8
  9. 9. Caesar thought he was a god, but he was just a tool in the Caesar Hand of God.Augustus 9
  10. 10. Joseph and Mary went toBethlehem to pay theirtaxes. 70 miles. Because of the census Bethlehem was filled to overflowing. 10
  11. 11. Jesus was born in a stable in amanger because there was no room for Him in the inn.The birth of the King of kings and Lord of lords wasn’t announced where you would expect.. 11
  12. 12. His birth was first announced to the lowliest of workmen in Israel.They told the Good News. 12
  13. 13. Temple for circumcision Anna 7+84=91 + 14= 105 Simeon 13
  14. 14. The wise men They saw Jesus’ special star in the east, andtraveled a long journey to come and worship Him. 14
  15. 15. Jesus was about 2 years old by this time. 15
  16. 16. Jesus at age 12The learned men in the temple were amazed at His understanding of the Word of God.They didn’t know that He was the Word made flesh to dwell among men. 16
  17. 17. At age 30 Jesus was baptizedby his cousin, John the Baptist, and He began His ministry. 17
  18. 18. Hated Jesus. He preached deliveranceto the poor and oppressed. 18
  19. 19. They persuaded the Romans to kill Him. 19
  20. 20. Jesus was seen by hundreds of people after He rose from the dead.His Blood saves allfrom sin. 20
  21. 21. The Shed Blood of Jesus Christ is the only thing that will wash away our sins.If you believe the Truth, the Gospel of Jesus Christ: that Jesus is the Holy Son of God;If you believe that He came to this earth, born of a virgin, to live as a man, yet without sin;If you believe that He gave His life, shedding His Blood for you; 21
  22. 22. All that remains for you to do is to ask. Pray a prayer something like this: Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.I want to be born of Your Spirit into Your family.I ask You to forgive me of my sins, washing them away in the Blood of Jesus.Lord, be merciful to me a sinner and save me from the bondage of sin and the torments of hell. I thank You Lord for my salvation. Amen. 22
  23. 23. If you sincerely prayed that prayer, You are a born again child of the Living God. Your sins are forgiven; you are cleansed. Your testimony can be as simple as:"I love the Lord and thank God for saving me." 23
  24. 24. The Bowmans will be here Saturday, December 29 at 6:00 to lead in worship. We will have our Fifth Sunday dinner and fellowship December 30 at Constitution Hall in Fort Oglethorpe. Pure Heart will be hereSunday morning, January13, 2013 to lead worship. 24