“The Beginning of the End A Christmas Story” sermon 5 of a sermon series ,Portraits of God, November 27, 2011 / First Advent Sunday / This Week is Blue Grass Sunday for November

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“The Beginning of the End , A Christmas Story,  “Omega, the End”

In our first sermon of this series we looked at Alpha (beginning)  becoming Abba (Daddy). Today we will close with Abba becoming Omega (the End). The story of the Bible is all about new beginnings. The story of Christmas is the beginning of the end. The end of sin’s domination over man, the end of man’s separation from God the father, the end of Satan’s power over man, and eventually the the end life on earth as we know it. Rejection and fatherless end. Now we become a part of the adoption as God’s children.  Joy to the World . What an announcement!

 I belong to my Father.

John 1:12

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Romans 1:7

To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:16

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

1 Cor. 1:3

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Cor. 1:2

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

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:

 The Mantle is Passed

2 Kings 2:12

And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

Acts 7:55-56

But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, [56] And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

 The Inheritance Established

Col. 1:12

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Col. 3:24

Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 9:15

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

1 Cor. 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

 Close by singing “Emmanuel”.

Don't forget ,This Sunday is Blue Grass Sunday.

 

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