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    • December 2, 2018
    • The Plan Foretold
    • Andy Emmert
    • There are many prophecies in the old testament that lead to one conclusion: Jesus Christ is God. Sin first entered the world, through Adam and Eve, but this did not catch God by surprise. From the beginning He had a plan, a drastic plan that cost Him the life of His Son. There are prophecies pointing directly to the death of Jesus, even to the fact that He would die in the company of criminals. More examples are given as Pastor Andy unpacks todays lesson.

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    • December 9, 2018
    • Ty Thomas
    • There are times when the God delays giving His blessings, such was the case with Zechariah a priest in the temple of Jerusalem. Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth were old and she was unable to have children. The angel Gabriel came to Zechariah while he was serving in the Temple’s Holy Place and told him his wife would have a baby boy. He was to be named John and that he would be a great man and prophet announcing the Messiah. In sporting vernacular, he would be the curtain raiser before the Main Event, the arrival of the Messiah. Elizabeth and Mary, Jesus’ mother were cousins and John would be a forerunner of The Savior, part of God’s plan of salvation.

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    • December 16, 2018
    • No Way!
    • Dan Schoepf
    • “Do not be afraid” the angel Gabriel said to Mary, “You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will call him Jesus.” About that “Do not be afraid” opening line of Gabriel, had I been Mary I would have been very afraid. Mary was a virgin and was betrothed to be married to Joseph. The stigma of being unfaithful back in those days was not just about being a social outcast, it meant death by stoning. “Do not be afraid,” he said, but also added “You are highly favored with the Lord! The Lord is with you.” “No way!” Is an answer that comes to mind, but Mary responded “I am the Lord’s servant." Later Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth and said, “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.” The plan continues to unfold.

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    • December 23, 2018
    • Shepherds? You're kidding!
    • Dan Schoepf
    • An angel appeared to the shepherds that were guarding their flocks that first Christmas night and it must have been terrifying, even though they were told to not be afraid. The angel brought the good news that the Messiah was born in Bethlehem and they would find Him laying in a manger. His name is Jesus. God had sent His Son to earth, to be like us so that we could one day be like Him. Before Jesus’ crucifixion, a lamb had to be sacrificed to atone for our sins; the blood of the lamb saved us, After Jesus’ crucifixion it was no longer necessary to sacrifice an animal for forgiveness of our sins, Jesus paid it all on Calvary. The Blood of the Lamb was spent on that cross that those who believe in Him will have everlasting life.

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    • December 23, 2018
    • Christmas Eve Service
    • Ty Thomas
    • After Jesus was born, wise men came to Jerusalem looking for the Messiah saying “we saw this star when it rose and have come to worship Him”. King Herod heard about this and he spoke with the Magi (wise men) and asked them to find this new king and report to him under the pretense of wanting to worship him. They found the place where the baby Jesus lay and when they saw Him, they worshiped Him and presented their gifts to Him. In a dream they were warned of King Herod’s plot so when it came time to return to their country, they took a different route.