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Our 2018 Advent series is “Four Gospel Witnesses to the First Advent.” You may browse a list of all recent sermons below.

Entries in Advent 2011 (4)

Sunday
Dec252011

Advent 2011: A King for All of Us

From the sermon series Advent 2011

Sermon text: Matthew 2

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Read the rest of Matthew 2 at esvbible.org

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Advent 2011: A King for All of Us

Sunday
Dec182011

Advent 2011: Christmas Confronts Us All

From the sermon series Advent 2011.

Sermon text: Luke 2:1-20

     In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Read the rest of Luke 2:1-20 at esvbible.org.

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Advent 2011: Christmas Confronts Us All

Sunday
Dec112011

Advent 2011: The Savior We Need

From the sermon series Advent 2011.

Sermon text: Matthew 1:18-25

     Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

          “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
                    and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

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Advent 2011: The King We All Need

Sunday
Dec042011

Advent 2011: The King We All Need

From the sermon series Advent 2011.

Sermon text: Luke 1:26-33

     In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

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Advent 2011: The King We All Need