A Story of Intrigue    Surroundingthe Birth of the King
The Purpose of that              Holy Night           John 3:16, John 3:16   For God so loved the world that He       Gave...
Born to DieOn the night Christ was bornJust before break of morn,As the stars in the sky were fading,Oer the place where H...
Born to DieBorn to die upon Calvry,Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;Born to die upon Calvry,He was wounded that I might li...
Born to DieJesus knew when He cameHe would suffer in shame,He could feel evry pain and sorrow.But He left Paradise,With Hi...
Born to DieBorn to die upon Calvry,Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;Born to die upon Calvry,He was wounded that I might li...
Still, Still, Still                  Still, still, still:          The night is calm and still. The Christ child in his cr...
Still, Still, Still              Sleep, sleep, sleep:          Sweet Jesus, softly sleep,  While Mary sings and gently hol...
Still, Still, Still              Joy, joy, joy;       Glad tidings of great joy! For through God’s holy incarnation,   Chr...
The Intrigue      of Revelation1.   Betrothal2.   Mary’s missing3.   News!4.   Night musings5.   Angelic Revelation
The Intrigue          of RevelationThe Glory of God’s Revelation –   Transforms our darkest nights   into our most brillia...
The Intrigue            of Politics1.   Herod the King       Idumean (Edomite)       Building projects–Temple, Caesarea   ...
The Intrigue            of Politics1.   Herod the King2.   Wise men from East3.   “King of the Jews”4.   “Troubled!”     G...
The Intrigue           of PoliticsThe God   who governs the universe       makes even kings           to serve His purposes
The Intrigue            of Power1.   Another Dream2.   “Herod the Great”       Ruthless – won favor militarily       Depos...
The Intrigue           of Power1.   Another Dream2.   “Herod the Great” - about to…3.   “Tricked (i.e., mocked) . . .     ...
The Intrigue        of Power True “greatness” –Born to die for others,but first to die to self   and live to God
The Intrigue          of PowerThis life wasn’t to be taken,          but given.
The Intrigue              of Profanity1.   The carpenter’s dreams         3rd & 4th times         God spoke as many times ...
The Intrigue            of Profanity1.   The carpenter’s dreams2.   Return to Israel3.   Withdrew to Galilee4.   A city ca...
The Intrigue             of Profanity          God specializes in          choosing & usingthose who are otherwise quite o...
The Intrigue      of ProfanityCome to him,  a living stone        – 1 Pet 2:4  rejected by men,       but in the sight of ...
The Intrigue       of ProfanityAnd whoever believes in Him  will not be put to shame                   – 1 Peter 2:6
But, the greatest            intrigue of this story                  remains…     God so loved the world that He       Gav...
But, the greatest   intrigue of this story         remains…“I came that they may have life    and have it abundantly.”
But, the greatest intrigue of this story       remains…“For He shall save His people      from their sins.”
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  1. 1. A Story of Intrigue Surroundingthe Birth of the King
  2. 2. The Purpose of that Holy Night John 3:16, John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He Gave His only begotten Son That whosoever believeth in HimShould not perish, but have everlasting life.
  3. 3. Born to DieOn the night Christ was bornJust before break of morn,As the stars in the sky were fading,Oer the place where He lay,Fell a shadow cold and grayOf a cross that would humble a King.
  4. 4. Born to DieBorn to die upon Calvry,Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;Born to die upon Calvry,He was wounded that I might live.
  5. 5. Born to DieJesus knew when He cameHe would suffer in shame,He could feel evry pain and sorrow.But He left Paradise,With His blood He paid the price -My redemption to Jesus I owe.
  6. 6. Born to DieBorn to die upon Calvry,Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;Born to die upon Calvry,He was wounded that I might live.
  7. 7. Still, Still, Still Still, still, still: The night is calm and still. The Christ child in his crib lies sleeping, Angels round him watch are keeping.Still, still, still: The night is calm and still.
  8. 8. Still, Still, Still Sleep, sleep, sleep: Sweet Jesus, softly sleep, While Mary sings and gently holds you, Safely in her arms enfolds you.Sleep, sleep, sleep: Sweet Jesus, softly sleep.
  9. 9. Still, Still, Still Joy, joy, joy; Glad tidings of great joy! For through God’s holy incarnation, Christ is born for our salvation.Joy, joy, joy! Glad tidings of great joy.
  10. 10. The Intrigue of Revelation1. Betrothal2. Mary’s missing3. News!4. Night musings5. Angelic Revelation
  11. 11. The Intrigue of RevelationThe Glory of God’s Revelation – Transforms our darkest nights into our most brilliant blessings
  12. 12. The Intrigue of Politics1. Herod the King Idumean (Edomite) Building projects–Temple, Caesarea Allied by marriage w/ Sadducees (religious aristocracy)
  13. 13. The Intrigue of Politics1. Herod the King2. Wise men from East3. “King of the Jews”4. “Troubled!” Gold – King Frankincense – Priest5. Gifts Myrrh – Death!
  14. 14. The Intrigue of PoliticsThe God who governs the universe makes even kings to serve His purposes
  15. 15. The Intrigue of Power1. Another Dream2. “Herod the Great” Ruthless – won favor militarily Deposed of his wife & several sons “Better to be his dog than his son”
  16. 16. The Intrigue of Power1. Another Dream2. “Herod the Great” - about to…3. “Tricked (i.e., mocked) . . . furious”4. Sent & killed all male children
  17. 17. The Intrigue of Power True “greatness” –Born to die for others,but first to die to self and live to God
  18. 18. The Intrigue of PowerThis life wasn’t to be taken, but given.
  19. 19. The Intrigue of Profanity1. The carpenter’s dreams 3rd & 4th times God spoke as many times to Joseph as He had to all others combined – Zechariah – Mary – Simeon all “nobodies” – Shepherds
  20. 20. The Intrigue of Profanity1. The carpenter’s dreams2. Return to Israel3. Withdrew to Galilee4. A city called Nazareth Can anything good come from Nazareth? “No beauty that we should desire him”
  21. 21. The Intrigue of Profanity God specializes in choosing & usingthose who are otherwise quite ordinary, or even rejected.
  22. 22. The Intrigue of ProfanityCome to him, a living stone – 1 Pet 2:4 rejected by men, but in the sight of God chosen and precious
  23. 23. The Intrigue of ProfanityAnd whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame – 1 Peter 2:6
  24. 24. But, the greatest intrigue of this story remains… God so loved the world that He Gave His only begotten Son That whosoever believeth in HimShould not perish, but have everlasting life.
  25. 25. But, the greatest intrigue of this story remains…“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
  26. 26. But, the greatest intrigue of this story remains…“For He shall save His people from their sins.”
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