SERMON SEEDS
November 29, 2016, 5:19 PM

SERMON SEEDS N11 FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28

SERMON SEEDS

N11 – THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2016

 

Sermon Seeds is a mailing of brief sermon outlines from Pastor

Jack Peters.  These outlines are meant to help other pastors and Bible

Teachers in their own preparations, as well as students of the Word in their studies. 

 

These outlines are only "seeds".  They are not sermons ready for you to

preach.  Feel free to improve on these outlines any way the Lord leads

you.

 

These outlines are based on the King James Version of the Bible, but are usually a “fit” with other translations.

 

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THIS EDITION OF SERMON SEEDS CONTAINS

OUTLINES FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

 

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MATTHEW 1:18-25 – WHEN PLANS CHANGE

 

INTRO: Give examples of times when people’s plans were changed through sickness, death, disobedience of another, or disaster of some kind. Then tell how God helped during the problem.

 

We’ll all face change!

How do we handle it?

Joseph helps us.

 

Joseph’s Dilemma – Vs. 18

Espoused (equivalent to marriage, but the marriage had not been consummated.)  to Mary, now she’s pregnant. “What do I now?”

The changes God allows will often test our faith and place us in the middle of a dilemma. James 1:2-4

 

Joseph’s Devotion – Vs. 19

He was a just, or righteous man. – Romans 1:16-17 – Could not marry Mary because of perceived breach of righteousness. 1 Timothy 2:2

 

He had compassion despite being hurt. – Not put her to public shame. Ephesians 4:32

 

Joseph’s Directions – Vss. 20-23

God gave Joseph directions in a dream.

Vs. 23 – Jesus is still “God with us.” Matthew 28:20

 

Getting Directions: Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:105, James 1:5-8, 1 Samuel 3:9-10

 

Joseph’s Decision – Vss. 24-25

Joseph decided to do as he was told.

Saul had a problem because of disobedience. 1 Samuel 15:22-23

We cannot have God’s best unless we decide to obey.

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MATTHEW 1:25 – GOD WITH US

 

Matthew 1:21-23 (KJV) - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

Jesus is:

 

GOD WITH US WHEN WE SIN – 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 2:1-2

 

GOD WITH US WHEN WE SORROW – Matthew 11:28-30

 

GOD WITH US WHEN WE NEED STRENGTH – Philippians 4:13

 

GOD WITH US WHEN WE ARE SINNED AGAINST – Matthew 10:24-25

 

GOD WITH US WHEN WE ARE SEPARATED (IN DEATH) Psalm 116:15,                       2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-9

 

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MATTHEW 2:1-12 – WISE MEN STILL

There are many wise people mentioned in the Bible.

There were Enoch and Noah, wise enough to walk with God.

There was Ruth, wise enough to say to her Jewish mother-in-law,

"...for whither thou goest I will go; and whither thou lodgest, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God; (Ruth 1:16)

There was Andrew, who was wise enough to bring people to Jesus.

There was David, who was wise enough to confront Goliath when nobody else would and to say "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

There was Martha, wise enough entertain Jesus in her home.

There was Martha's sister, Mary, wise enough to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear His word.

And, of course, there were the wise men, who visited Jesus when he was born.

 There are still wise men (and women) today. God is looking for wise men who will imitate the qualities of the wise men of Matthew 2.

 So, who were the wise men?

 

·      We know very little about them. 

·      They have been known as the “three kings”, but we do not know that they were kings.

·      We do not even know that there were three of them.  The idea of there being three wise men comes from the fact that they brought three gifts.

·      The word used for wise men is actually “magi”, the word from which we get the word, magic.  They were specialists in astronomy.

·      They were monotheistic, believing in one God.

Evidently God spoke to them through the stars.  Having seen “His star”, they came to worship Him.

WISE PEOPLE STILL COME - Vss. 1-10

They were Gentiles. This was Indicative that Jesus came for the whole world, Jews and Gentiles alike.

Probably traveled hundreds of miles, thought they were rich, it was an inconvenience.

Wise men still come for salvation.

Wise enough to know they are sinners who need a Savior.

1 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 2:8-9, Revelation 22:17

Wise men still come for fellowship.  John 15:4-5, 7

Vss. 3-10 – Comment

WISE PEOPLE STILL WORSHIP - Vss. 2, 11

He is God – John 1:1-2

He should be worshipped. Don’t miss it. Revelation 5:12

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, etc.

WISE PEOPLE STILL GIVE - Vs. 11

Gold – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Frankincense – Psalm 141:2, Revelation 5:8

Myrrh – Used in embalming – Luke 9:23-24

WISE PEOPLE STILL LISTEN - Vs. 12

Hear what God is saying. Matthew 11:15

Do it. John 14:15

WISE PEOPLE STILL SHARE – Vs. 2

Public Venue – Willing to share our faith. – Romans 1:16

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LUKE 1:26-38 – PROMISES, PROMISES!

 

Here are some great promises for the Christmas Season!

PROMISES FOR MARY

·      She was Special. – Vss. 28-30

 

·      She was Selected. – Vs. 31

 

·      She was Secure. – Vss. 36-38

 

PROMISES FOR JESUS

·      Jesus is Savior. – Vs. 31, Luke 2:10-11

 

·      Jesus is Sovereign. – Vss. 32-33, Psalm 2:7-9, Philippians 2:10-11

 

·      Jesus is the Son (of God). – Vss. 34-35, John 14:8-9

 

PROMISES FOR ME (If I am saved)

·      I am Special. – Vss. 28-30, Romans 8:16-17, 29

 

·      Jesus is my Savior. – Vs. 31, Acts 4:12                          

 

·      Jesus is my Sovereign. – Vss. 32-33, Acts 2:36, Romans 10:9-10             

 

·      Jesus is my Security. – Vs. 37 – John 10:27-30

 

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LUKE 1:39-55 – MARY’S SONG

 

I would say that every true Christian has a song in his or her heart. Sometimes, mostly, the songs in our hearts are songs that others have written. Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, Living for Jesus, Blessed Assurance, At Calvary,                                     How Great Thou Art.

One of the most famous Christian Songs ever composed came straight from the heart, out of the mouth, and was inspired by God’s Holy Spirit.

Mary had received the announcement that she would be the Mother of the Son of God in Luke 1:26-38 (Review).

There are things we learn about worship and our own song as we study “Mary’s Song”

MARY WAS AFFIRMED BY ELIZABETH’S GREETING – Vss. 39-45 

Luke 1:15, Numbers 23:19, Psalm 119:89, Proverbs 3:5-6, 1 John 5:14-15

 

MARY ASCRIBED GLORY TO THE LORD – Vss. 46-47

 

MARY APPRECIATED GOD’S KINDNESS TOWARDS HER – Vss. 48-49

Revelation 20:6, 22:14, 1 Corinthians 6:11

 

MARY WAS ASSURED OF GOD’S:

·       Mercy – Vs. 50

Luke 12:4-7

 

·       Strength – Vss. 51-52

Matthew 23:11-12

 

·       Provision – Vs. 53

Psalm 34:10, Matthew 5:6

 

·       Faithfulness – Vss. 54-55

Genesis 17:7

 

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LUKE 2:1-20 – THE CHRISTMAS STORY

 

 

THE WONDER – Luke 2:1-7

·      Of God’s Providence – Vss. 1-5 – Galatians 4:4-5

 

·      Of God’s Place – Vss. 6-7 – Birth in Bethlehem as Micah 5:2 predicted

 

·      Of God’s Person – Philippians 2:5-8

 

THE WITNESS – Luke 2:8-14

·      Recipients – Vs. 8

 

·      Reporter – Vs. 9

 

·      Report – Vss. 10-13

 

·      Response – Vs. 14

 

THE WELCOME – Luke 2:15-20

·      Of Faith – Vs. 15

 

·      Of Action – Vs. 16

 

·      Of Sharing – Vss. 17-19

 

·      Of Joy – Vs. 20

 

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2 CORINTHIANS 9:15 – THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT

The greatest gift that God ever gave was His Son!

Consider just how unspeakable the gift of Jesus is!

 

THE UNSPEAKABLE PRESENCE OF JESUS

In His Birth - John 1:14

In His Miracles (Chose your own examples.)

In His Teaching (Chose your own examples.)

 

THE UNSPEAKABLE PRICE WHICH JESUS PAID - Isaiah 53

 

THE UNSPEAKABLE POWER OF JESUS

He Arose from the Dead - Matthew 28, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

He Saves - John 3:16, Acts 4:12

He Intercedes - Hebrews 4:14-16, Hebrews 7:25, 1 John 2:1-2

He's Coming Again - Acts 1:10-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Make sure you accept God's gift of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ! Ephesians 2:8-9

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