Christmas 2017

What we are hoping you will see:

  • Spirit Filled Life Giving Church
  • Emphasis on Prayer and People
  • Expansion of the Kingdom

1. He is the Promise

  • He had to be the fulfillment of The Priginal Promise to Abraham (Genesis 12;1-3) - God chose to bless the entire world through the Jewish people. Blessed in spite of persecution.
  • He had to come through the lineage of Issac and Jacob (Genesis 17:7, Matthew 1:1-16)
  • He had to come from the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10, Matthew 1:1-16)
  • He had to be in line with the Dynasty and heritage of King David :The House of David" (2 Samuel 7:12-16, Matthew 1:1-16)
  • He had to have been labelled or called Immanuel "God with us" all God and All Man - coexestant hypostatic union (Isaiah7:14, Matthew 1:20-21)
  • He had to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:3, Matthew 2:4-6)
  • He had to be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20)
  • He had to be male born of a Woman that would deal a fatal blow to a satan (Genesis 3, Matthew 1:21)

2. He came with Purpose

Satan/Sin and Death Itself

Perfection: Ezekiel 28:12-17 (TLB) "Son of dust, weep for the king of Tyre. Tell him, ’The Lord God says: You were the perfection of wisdom and beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; your clothing was bejeweled with every precious stone—ruby, topaz, diamond, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald—all in beautiful settings of finest gold. They were given to you on the day you were created.  I appointed you to be the anointed Guardian Angel. You had access to the holy mountain of God. You walked among the stones of fire. " ’You were perfect in all you did from the day you were created until that time when wrong was found in you. Your great wealth filled you with internal turmoil, and you sinned. Therefore, I cast you out of the mountain of God like a common sinner. I destroyed you, O Guardian Angel, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. Therefore, I have cast you down to the ground and exposed you helpless before the curious gaze of kings.

Prediction: Revelation 12:1-9 (TLB) Then a great pageant appeared in heaven, portraying things to come. I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and screamed in the pain of her labor, awaiting her delivery. Suddenly a red Dragon appeared, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. His tail drew along behind him a third of the stars, which he plunged to the earth. He stood before the woman as she was about to give birth to her child, ready to eat the baby as soon as it was born. She gave birth to a boy who was to rule all nations with a heavy hand, and he was caught up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place for her, to take care of her for 1,260 days. Then there was war in heaven; Michael and the angels under his command fought the Dragon and his hosts of fallen angels. And the Dragon lost the battle and was forced from heaven. This great Dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down onto the earth with all his army. 

Satan is the author of sin, the Father of Lies, through deception he manipulates man and leads us to distrust God and break his laws (SIN) which leads to punishment and ultimately death (Romans 1)

The Ten Commandments

  1. You shall have no other "gods" before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself an idol.
  3. You shall not take the name of God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not lie.
  10. You shall not covet.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NLT)  Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins (Psalm 53:1-3)

Romans 3:23 (NIV) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23 (NIV)  For the wages of sin is death…

Romans 6:23 (NIV)  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 (NIV)  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Genesis 3:12, 15 (TLB) "Yes," Adam admitted, "but it was the woman you gave me who brought me some, and I ate it." …“Satan is Punished”  From now on you and the woman will be enemies, as will your offspring and hers. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head."

Purpose: 1 John 3:5,8 (NASB)  You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin…The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. –Christmas was a Military Invasion to take out the enemy of your soul, to set you free from a life of sin and death and give you abundance life!

John 10:10 (NIV)  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--

1. He is the Promise

2. He came with Purpose

3. We have our Part

Romans 10:9-13 (NIV) That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Laurie Weaver