Message Notes [December 16, 2018]

Tis the Season to Be Jolly?

Luke 2:8-14

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.

Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory

surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he

said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.

The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!

And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of

cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-the armies

of heaven-praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to

those with whom God is pleased.”

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Christmas shares the  __________________________ of life.

        Joseph and Mary experienced __________________ times as a ________________.

        Joseph and Mary experienced difficult times when it came to ____________________.

        Joseph and Mary experienced difficult times of ________________________.

Christmas shares the  _____________________________ of life.

        The Shepherds heard the declaration of ________________.

        The Shepherds heard the declaration of _________________________.

Christmas shares the  _______________________ of ____________________.

        The Shepherds discovered this good news in the ____________________ of life.

        The Shepherds encountered the Savior in the _______________________ of life.

        The Shepherds encountered the Savior in the _______________________ of life.

        The Shepherds heard they could have a meaningful _____________________ with God.

Christmas shares the _____________________ of life.

        Joseph and Mary made Him ______________________. What will you do with Jesus?

Message Notes [December 9, 2018]

Joy to Your World Week 2

Chuck Allen @achuckallen

Giving Christmas to Your Family

Anyone can understand Christmas in just three statements:

• I am a _________________________.

• As a __________________ I need a ____________________.

• ___________________ is that __________________

The best thing that you can give to your family this Christmas is found in this short passage.

Luke 2:17-20

After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them…

These passages suggests four ways of celebrating Christmas with and for your family:

Determine to be a _____________________ this Christmas.

1. ____________________ others about it.

2. Be __________________ at the event itself.

3. ______________________ on its meaning.

4. _________________ and ________________ God.

Message Notes [December 2, 2018]

Joy in the Chaos

Luke 2:10-12

But the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Of all the wonderful promises contained in the Christmas story, the one that seems to be missing the most today is “_____________   ________________.”

The Savior of the world would bring:

_______________  ________________.

_______________  ________________.

_______________  ________________  ________________.

Happiness depends on the _________________________ in our life.

The word joy, on the other hand, is a __________________________ word.

How can we not be happy about the circumstances of our lives, but still have joy? Our text gives us some hints as to how this happens.

1.  The Good News of  ____________________  ____________________.

  

The Good News is He came ____________________  ____________________!

2. The Good News is found in the  __________________ of ___________________.

Jesus is not only the fulfillment of Scripture; He is the ____________________ of ____________________.

3. The Good News delivers  ____________________ from  ________________.

He came with Good News! He came bringing Great Joy! He came for all of us…for all people.

 

Seven Promises from God’s Word

1. “The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
     Psalm 29:11

2. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

3. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you
     will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

4. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world
     gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

5. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because He trusts in
     you.” Isaiah 26:3

6. “For He Himself is our peace…”  Ephesians 2:14

7. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
     is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or
     praiseworthy—think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.”
     Philippians 4:8-9