He is the Light Christmas Sunday

  1. Beautiful Inside and Out 
    1. Luke 1:28 Gabriel greeted her: Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, Beautiful inside and out! God be with you.
  2. God Has a Surprise for You
    1. Luke 1:29-33 She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus.
  3. There’s Something About Mary
    1. Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say. 
      1. What’s So Special About Mary?
      2. Mary’s willingness to say YES didn’t make her life LESS complex 
        1. it actually made it MORE so

     

  1. It’s Complicated
    1. Luke 2:5 He took with him Mary, his fiancee, who was now obviously pregnant. 
    2. Matthew 1:18 - Circumstances of Jesus Birth
      1. Relationship Status - It’s Complicated
    3. V20 - Joseph Considered 
      1. Figured a Way Out (MSG)
        1. God Makes Complicated Compelling
        2. God Makes Complicated Competent
        3. God Makes Complicated Complete
  2. It’s Time
    1. Luke 2:6 …the time came for her baby to be born. 
    2. 2 Corinthians 6:2 At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.  Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. 
  3. After…
    1. Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
    2. God Sent a Sign
      1. A Star
        1. Guides
        2. Goes Ahead
        3. Trail Ends at Jesus
    3. Two Months < Two Years 
      1. Gold = Precious Metal = Kingship 
      2. Frankincense = Perfume = Worship
      3. Myrrh = Anointing Oil = Preparation for His Death