The Mess, Message, and Messiah of Christmas by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sermon Outline Sunday 12/05/10

The Mess, Message, and Messiah of Christmas by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Christmas is more than parties, eating and shopping. Christmas is a good news story. The headline could have read like this: Man was in a Mess. Scriptures delivered a Message. God sent the Messiah.

What does it all mean?  Let’s break it down and experience what makes Christmas a very magical and special time of the year.

Christmas is about a Mess

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 6:3 And the Lord said, My spirit (ruwach)shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

John 1:4-5 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Christmas is about a Message

Isaiah 11:1-2 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: [2] And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

1.     Birth

2.     Baby

3.     Mission

4.     Angels

5.     Power

6.     Worship

7.     Gifts

8.     Social Acceptance

9.     Light

10. Faithfulness

Christmas is about a Messiah

(Heb. mashiyach), rendered 39 times  in the Old Testament It means anointed.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Christ is born.

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