Christmas Eve Sermonettes
May this Christmas message move each of us to use our time like Mary to ponder and treasure God’s grace by hearing His Word and may we use our time not to serve ourselves but to serve those people God places in our lives. Yes, Mary’s Son, Our Savior refocuses our lives!
3rd Wednesday of Advent, 2 Samuel 11:1-17
God took all the filth of David’s sin, all the filth of Bathsheba’s sin, all the filth of your sin and my sin, and put it on Bathsheba’s son Jesus who paid it in our place on the cross.
3rd Sunday of Advent, Ruth 4:13-17
With a Redeemer like Jesus, we can give up our own definition of what we think life should be or how life should go or what we think would be a good life, and even though we might not see it or understand the why, we can do what’s right, what God wants us to do, what is God-pleasing, and know that our life might not be what we expect, but it will be great.
2nd Wednesday of Advent, Joshua 2:8-14
How much of an outsider was Rahab? First, she was a Canaanite, she wasn’t a Jewish. Her ethnicity doomed her to the same fate as all the unbelieving Canaanites whom the Israelites were about to destroy. Second, socially, in this culture she was a woman who was apparently unmarried and childless and in a culture where having a family was your status…
2nd Sunday of Advent, Genesis 29:14-35
Leah got her life back when she set her hope on God.
1st Wednesday in Advent, Genesis 38:11-30
We need to hear the ultimate Judah, Judah and Tamar’s descendant Jesus and hear from Him, “In spite of all your sin, in spite of who you are and what you’ve done, you are righteous.”
1st Sunday of Advent, Genesis 3:1-15
And knowing Jesus restores our relationship with God: He’s not my enemy, but my dear Father who rescued me, washed me clean of my sin with the life and death of His own Son all that I can someday enjoy glory with Him forever!