Tom LundeenDecember 5, 2021Christmas Messages
Passage: Luke 2:8-10
Pastor Tom Lundeen
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The last 2 lines, however, tell us more about why what happened in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago matters just as much, and maybe at the end of 2021.
The hopes and fears of all the
Are met in Thee tonight.
As you look honestly at your own life and heart and mind, what has been more real, , and dominant, hopes or fears?
Note Luke 2:8-10
So what is this ?
Note Isaiah 9:2
We certainly got the part down.
So where does the come from?
Note Matthew 2 and Luke 2:9
Darkness produces .
Light brings .
A. Wonderful – Jesus has the answers to the questions (both personal and cultural) that seem to or discourage us because our attempts to answer them fall short.
B. Mighty – Jesus not only has the answers we need, He also has the power and ability to give us the help and we need.
C. Father – He knows us, and all, and still loves us…
D. Prince of (note John 14:27)
E. The will rest on His shoulders – what this means is that Jesus can bear the full weight of the world and all it’s (Pritchard). Too many of us are , full of anxiety, and bearing a weight we were not created to carry. We act as if we are the of the universe…Christmas reminds you and me that we’re not in . God is God and .
Christmas matters because:
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