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2019 Advent Series: The Good News Of Christmas

This year we’ll be looking at “Gospel Words” from John chapter 1 and Luke chapter 2.

There are so many good words in the Christmas sections of John and Luke. This year we want to implant the good news of the incarnation in our hearts and minds by studying just six of those words: “Word,” “Light,” “Savior,” “Joy,” “Peace” and “Glory.” You’ll be blessed as we look at the meaning of these words in the Gospel accounts, and the larger meaning in the rest of Scripture.

Here’s the plan:

Series: The Good News of Christmas
(word studies in John 1 and Luke 2)

Date: December 1, 2019
Title: The WORD became flesh
Texts: (John 1:1-3, John 1:14, Hebrews 1:1-2)
Worship: Immanuel
Key Sentence: The incarnate Word broke the silence of our loneliness
I. A Divine Word (John 1:1-2)
II. A Creative Word (John 1:3, Hebrews 1:1-2)
III. A Living Word (John 1:4, Hebrews 1:3-4)
IV. An Incarnate Word (John 1:14, Hebrews 1:3)

Date: December 8, 2019
Title: LIGHT dispelled darkness
Texts: (John 1:4-5, John 12:44-46, Isaiah 9:1-7)
Worship: Light of the World
Key Sentence: We walk in all kinds of darkness; Jesus brings us one true light
I. The true light shines in the darkness (John 1:4-5)
II. The true like dispels the darkness of self deception (John 1:9-13)
III. The true light dispels the darkness of sin’s attraction (John 3:16-21)
IV. The true light dispels the darkness of a broken world (Isaiah 9:1-7)
V. The true light does not allow believers to remain in darkness (John 12:44-46)

Date: December 15, 2019 (Todd Cobbs preaching)
Title: “The Savior of the World has Come!”
Text: Luke 2:11-14
Worship: “Let us worship our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ”
Preaching date: December 15th, 2019
Key Sentence: “The antidote for sin–a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a manger.”
I. Who did the Savior come for? (Luke 2:11-14)
II. Why did the Savior come? (Matthew 1:18-21)
III. What was the Savior willing to do? (Philippians 2:5-11)
IV. What did the Savior accomplish by coming? (Ephesians 1:7)

Date: December 22, 2019
Title: JOY for all people
Texts: Isaiah 61:10-11, Luke 1:44,46, Luke 2:10
Worship: Joy to the World
Key Sentence: Those who celebrate the coming of Jesus jump for joy
I. The promise of joy (Isaiah 61:10-11, Luke 1:44,46)
II. The presence of joy (Luke 2:9-14)
III. The practice of joy (1 Peter 1:6-9, James 1:3-5. Philippians 4:4-7)

Date: December 24, 2019
Title: The Gift of PEACE
Texts: Luke 2:14, Luke 1:79, Isaiah 9:6-7, John 14:27, Philippians 4:4-7
Worship: Prince of Peace
Key Sentence: In the coming of the Prince of Peace we find peace
I. Peace on Earth (Luke 2:14)
II. The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 1:76-79)
III. The Gift of Peace

Date: December 29, 2019
Title: We have seen His GLORY
Texts: (John 1:14, Luke 2:9-14, Isaiah 11:10)
Worship: Glory Shone Around
Key Sentence: Our hearts resonate when the glory of Jesus is revealed.
I. The birth of the baby was glorious (Luke 2:9-14)
II. The life of the Son was glorious (John 1:14-18)
III. The reign of the Righteous Branch will be glorious (Isaiah 11:1-10)