Sermons on Jesus
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17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be…
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad,…
Week One: Hope But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are too small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God…
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
The theme of this year’s Alliance Week of Prayer is the Lord’s Prayer, and as we know it starts with “Our Father in heaven” as described in Matthew. But I also love the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer in Luke, where it starts simply with “Father.” I love that it’s so simple yet so direct—“Father.”
God’s revelation about Himself is absolutely clear; no one can have any excuse for not knowing Him.
We see in the attitude of those present at the birth of Christ a willingness to serve God without any regard for the consequences.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?