The Word Came

John 1:1, 1:14, 1:18

There are many aspects of the Christmas narrative, but today I want to focus on Jesus Christ as the Word.  This is a translation of the Greek word Logos, and to me a word is a means of communications.  A word takes an idea or concept in the mind and gives it expression.  Jesus Christ, the Word, gives God expression to man.

Jesus Christ is the Word Eternal v. 1

o   Deuteronomy 6:4

o   John 10:30

Jesus Christ is the Word Incarnate  v. 14

Jesus Christ is the Word Declared  v. 18

o   John 14:6

o   John 5:39

Last Words

Matthew 28:18-20

Our apologies - there is no audio for this week's sermon presented by Henry Loftin. 

All authority has been given to Jesus in heaven and on earth. 

Luke 4:40 - Jesus, Lord over disease, sickness, injury. 
Jesus is Lord over Satan.
Mark 4:35-41 - Jesus is Lord over the laws of nature. 
He is Lord over sin, the one who could forgive sin.
Mark 2:28, Luke 7 and Luke 8 and John 13 - He is Lord over the Sabbath and Lord over death.
John 14:16 - Lord over His own death - rose again.  
Lord over salvation.  No one comes to the Father but through Him (Jesus).
Isaiah 54:17 - All authority is His.  Nothing comes into our lives that God does not allow and if He allows it, He has authority over it. God will be glorified in every situation.  We can lean on Him completely. 

Romans 8:31 - If God be for us, who can be against us? 

We are to be a Go & Tell Church! 
John 8:30-31 - Disciples of Christ will know the truth and the truth will set them free. 
We cannot pick and choose what we like in God's Word and leave the rest.  It is ALL applicable. 

We don't conform the book to our thinking - We change our thinking to conform with God's Word. 

Jesus said, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. 
Romans 8:31, 35-39   Nothing can separate us from God's love. 

Tonight Might be the Night

Luke 12:16-21

Today we look at a parable about a man who knew in advance his time of death.  Most people do not have this knowledge.  And, if surveyed, some would want to know the date to get their affairs in order, but many would not want the knowledge hanging over their heads.  As we study this man's story, it should put life, death, things and God into their proper perspective. 

If you knew tonight was your last night on Earth, how would you spend your day? 
If I knew tonight was my last night to live: 

* I would want to be sure of my place in heaven. 

* I would want to right any wrongs with other people (ref Matthew 6:14-15)

* I would want to share Christ with others. 

     Matthew 22:41-42 - Who is the Christ? 

     John 6:37 - Will you give Christ His rightful place in your life? 

     2 Timothy 4:6-7 - Facing the end of his life, Paul said, "I have fought the good fight, finished the course, I have kept the faith? 

Are you ready? 



Celebrate Our Savior!

Luke 2:1-20

Often, when we are overexposed or oversaturated with someone or some thing, it tends to dull our hearts.  We can see that in the way many Americans are dull-hearted towards the Gospel, because they have heard the message so many times.  Likewise, a believer's familiarity with the Christmas story might also breed indifference.  I pray we will never tire of hearing the old, old story one more time.