This Christmas and next year we will be studying the Gospel of Luke. It’s been 25 years since we walked through this wonderful Gospel, so it’s time.
Part 1: The Beginning of the Gospel (Christmas, 2018)
Part 2: The Ministry of the Messiah (January to June 2019)
Part 3: The Journey to Jerusalem (August to November, 2019)
Part 4: The Climax of the Cross (January to Easter, 2020)
Series Title: The Beginning of the Gospel
Date: November 25, 2018
Sermon Title: Certainty and Continuity
Text: Luke 1:1-25
Key Sentence: The Gospel is the Fulfillment of God’s Big Story
Objective: That we would have confidence in this Gospel record.
Worship Theme: The Gospel of Jesus Christ
I. The Certainty of the Gospel (Luke 1:1-4)
II. The Continuity of the Gospel (Luke 1:5-25)
December 2, 2018
Sermon Title: Remember Wonder
Text: Luke 1:26-56
Key Sentence: God astounds us with the undeserved gift of His Son.
Objective: That we would magnify his love.
Worship Theme: My Soul Magnifies the Lord
I. The Astounding Gift (Luke 1:26-38)
II. Blessed are those that believe (Luke 1;39-45)
III. Our Souls Magnify the Lord (Luke 1:46-56)
Date: December 9, 2018
Sermon Title: Dawn
Text: Luke 1:57-80
Key Sentence: This is the dawn that brings the light of the world
Objective: That we would rejoice to see our salvation coming.
Worship Theme: Expectation
I. Rejoice in the anticipation of God’s grace. (Luke 1:57-66)
II. Praise the arrival of God’s redemption. (Luke 1:67-75)
III. Prepare for the preaching of God’s forgiveness. (Luke 1:76-80)
Date: December 16, 2018
Sermon Title: Real Love
Text: Luke 2:1-7
Key Sentence: God has shown us real love through real self-sacrifice
Objective: That we imitate God’s love in concrete giving of ourselves.
Worship Theme: Fulfillment
I. It’s real: God has stepped into human history.
II. It’s self-sacrifice: God has stepped into human poverty.
Date: December 23, 2018
Sermon Title: He is Faithful
Text: Luke 2:21-40
Key Sentence: To the faithful He shows himself faithful
Objective: That we have confidence in His faithfulness
Worship Theme: To Know the Incarnate One
I. Joseph and Mary were faithful (Luke 2:21-24, 39-40)
II. Simeon was faithful (Luke 2:25-35)
III. Anna was faithful (Luke 2:36-38)
Date: December 24, 2018
Sermon Title: The Beautiful Paradox
Text: Scripture readings from Matthew, Luke and John
Key Sentence: In Jesus God Draws Near
(This will be Scripture and Short Stories emphasizing the paradoxical wonder of the incarnation)
December 30, Guest Preacher