Luke’s narrative of Jesus’ birth includes angels and shepherds and humble circumstances. But the angels’ message is paramount, and if believed results in abounding joy and constant thanksgiving.
This is a dialogue between a mighty angel and a lowly teenager. But the good news brought by the messenger demands that we wonder at the enormity of the first Christmas, and worship the Great King who took on the likeness of man.
The conversion of the thief on the Cross gives us valuable lessons on the need and the nature of forgiveness found in Christ.
Mark 16:9-20 (Luke 24:1-53)
What do we do with this dubious ending of Mark’s gospel? Generally it is a compilation of other portions of Scripture. Listen to this sermon to see that God’s written word is indeed pure and powerful.
This joyful exclamation of thanksgiving praises God for His covenant faithfulness and His tender mercy. In particular we have three reasons why the Lord Jesus was born which should result in adoration and thanksgiving.
The meeting which Zacchaeus has with the Lord Jesus is a beautiful demonstration of the fact that ‘what is impossible for man, is possible for God’ — Jesus Christ gives eternal life. The account illustrates both His grace and His power in salvation, and the transformation that takes place at conversion.