Who is this child that came to us in a manger? As we think about Jesus' first coming this Christmas season, especially when we see the number of people who celebrate this holiday, let's remember how the world responded to Jesus then, and how they respond to Him today. hasn't changed. The fact of the matter is that much of the world, though they give lip service to Jesus, hate him in their heart. With this in mind, we need to realize that God gives us two options: We either bow to the Christmas child and be blessed, or we rebel against the Christmas child and be broken.
We look at the reality of all human beings except Jesus of Nazareth being conceived in sin and how that does NOT mean King David is a bastard but DOES mean that Mary was born in sin like the rest of us and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is bogus.
Also Reference: Acts 17:11, Ruth 4:17, Ruth 4:22, 1 Chronicles 2:12-15, Matthew 1, Luke 3, Luke 3:26
God never does anything accidentally. And no one ever accidentally obeys Him with any eternal reward. For faith is the only way to please Him. There is no such thing as blind faith or accidental obedience. Faith ONLY comes by way of hearing from Him. And for it to be faith that had its roots and results from God we receive, welcome, and embrace the word intentionally and purposely — believing, trusting, and obeying what we heard from Him. He never accidentally speaks and we never accidentally hear.
The Providence of God's Promises, Timing, Favor, Love, Law, Grace, and Salvation.
A look at the message of Ruth
Briggs Chapel Sunday Morning Teaching (December 3, 2023)
• The book of Ruth and its parallels with law and grace.
Pastor Nick Holden discusses the book of Ruth, highlighting its richness and the dynamics of law and grace throughout.
◦ He draws parallels between Ruth and Jonah, focusing on Boaz's kindness and Naomi's reference to him as a close relative.
• Providence and obedience in the Bible.
◦ God's providence connects Ruth to Boaz, leading to King David.
◦ God never does anything accidentally, and neither should we…
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We take a moment to discuss the 2 1/2 years of Proverb devotionals, how to sign up for notifications (and help others sign up) with a reminder that the wise will receive Biblical counsel and wisdom, beginning with the Biblical Gospel of Salvation.
Theme: The Genealogy of Jesus Demonstrates God's Use of Sinners to Bring About Our Salvation and Jesus' Humiliation in Coming to Save Us!
I. Abraham to David – Broken Lives Used – vv. 1-6
A. The History of the Broken Patriarchs of God's People – vv. 1-3
B. In Christ there is Neither Jew nor Greek – vv. 4-5
C. Sin...Horrible Sin, Forgiven and Used by God – v. 6
II. Solomon through Babylon – a Genealogy of Good and Wicked Kings of Judah – vv. 7-11
A. Israel Fractured by Wickedness – v. 7
B. Ahab's Son-in-Law and a Leper – v. 8
C. Two Reforming Kings and One who Sacrificed his Children – v. 9
D. A Wicked King who Repented, His Son Followed in His Evil Footsteps, and a Reformer – v. 10
E. Judah Carried Away to Captivity for their Evil – v. 11
III. Christ's Genealogy Continues after the Babylonian Captivity – vv. 12-17
A. During and After the Babylonian Captivity – v. 12
B. We Lose Track, but God Knows – vv. 13-16
C. Jesus' Genealogy Perfected – v. 17
What does Christmas mean to you? In our culture, Christmas is a conglomeration of mixed beliefs and traditions. But what should Christmas mean to us? As we open our Advent series, we turn to a Messianic prophecy in Isaiah. Who is the Branch of Jesse and why should it matter to us? As we move through this holiday season, will you see Christmas for what it really is?
Who is the Messiah? Jesus warned that "...many will come in My name, saying 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many." (Mt. 24:4,5) Through the genealogy that Matthew records we learn that Jesus Christ is the rightful heir to the throne of Israel, the One to which the Old Testament points and the One Who came to identify with sinners! Stop and see that Jesus Christ is the true Messiah!