Jesus had breathed his last and someone had to arrange for his burial. All the disciples but John were in hiding. His mother was grieving and there’s no evidence Jesus’ brothers and sisters were in town. The Roman law did not permit burying criminals accused of treason either and no-one dared to violate the Roman law.
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The death of Jesus Christ actually shattered the hopes and dreams of his disciples. Though the resurrection had already taken place they were so affected by what happened three days ago they felt helpless, frustrated, disappointed, discouraged and left behind. It is at a time like this that Jesus met two of them on their way to Emmaus.
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The arrival of the wise men wasn’t a part of the story of Jesus’ birth at all. They actually came in a time when the miracle of Jesus’ birth had long since worn off – while Mary and Joseph were caught in the busyness of life and parenting. In a time like this the gifts once again reminded them of three important truths God had told them in the beginning. Today even as the Christmas season is far behind us and we are about to get caught in the busyness of the new year God wants to remind us of those three truths.
Text: Matthew 2:1-12
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Text: Genesis Chapters 25-33
It’s a well known fact that at the end of a year many people attempt to start life all over again. Unfortunately most of them at the end of another whole year find themselves right where they were. Tonight even as we step into a brand new year I decided to share with you about another man who found himself in the same situation. If you have been trying to start over but wasn’t successful chances are high that you have been repeating the mistakes he made. By the way the man is known to us as Jacob. These are the mistakes he made and how he overcame. Click here to read the rest of, Sermon: How to start life all over again in year 2013?
Luke’s narration here isn’t exclusively about Jesus’ birth and there are many other passages to preach a Christmas sermon from. Then why did I choose to preach from this passage? The reason is – we find the true purpose God intended for the season called Christmas in the words spoken by Simeon and Anna. In them we find that,
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