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Unrecognized. Unseen. Undiscovered. Nobody knows. Nobody sees. Nobody cares. As long as there is plenty of food, lots of cheer, a plethora of tinsel, and a cornucopia of gifts, everyone’s happy. Jesus? ...

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A Minor Prophet with a Major Message

Imbedded in the memory of many of us who regularly celebrate Christmas is Matthew’s quotation of Micah 5:2. “And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.” (Matthew 2:6)....

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Given by God

The prophet Isaiah once said some 700 years before the birth of Christ, that all of this was for… us! The gift was for you and for me! ...

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His Shoulders

Isaiah describes the Messiah as a king so great that he would have final authority not only over Israel (Micah 5:2) but also over the whole world. Jesus would later tell his disciples that all authority in heaven and on earth had been to him from above, thus claiming that he fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy (Matthew 28:18). The Apostle Paul also wrote that God made Jesus the ...

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Wise Counselor

Here Isaiah describes the Messiah’s character with four specific names, each revealing our Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 2:3 says “all treasures of wisdom and knowledge rest in Christ.” ...

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Everlasting Father

Jesus Christ is everlasting, he has no end nor beginning. While he was born, he was still eternal....

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Prince of Peace

We all long for peace, from major urban epicenters to rural run down villages peace is what we want. We want freedom from disturbance; we want quiet and tranquility. We want peace from war and violence. Today we shall find this in the person and work of Christ. As we look upon the forth descriptive name of the messiah in Isaiah 9:6. The Prince of Peace. This perhaps most c...

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Empire of Grace

The birth of Jesus would fulfill God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Jesus as the Messiah would establish a Kingdom like as an empire of God’s grace. A Kingdom where God’s justice and mercy would rule and reign. An empire is…an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, ...

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The Lamb: Slain from before the Creation of the World

Christmas begins within the triune God...

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The Best Way to Rebuild Your Dreams

In his most recent sermon in the series, entitled “Before You Rebuild,” Pastor Ryan Rice laid out what differentiated Nehemiah and made him successful in his dream of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem....

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