Sermon begins at 5:15 Matthew 1:18-25 The Birth of Jesus Christ 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David,…
The Widow didn’t say __Someone_____ _Else___. The Widow didn’t seek ____Attention______. The Widow gained the ___Approval______ of Jesus The Widow’s offering was ___Grace ____ __Giving____. A __Response___ to what God has done for us. An act of ___Worship______. It was a ____Blessing____ to others.
Acts 20:32-35 When did your first experience the __Christmas_____ Shift? The Shift is about __Maturity______. God uses the Shift to ___Distribute_____ ____Resources_____. To ___Benefit______ all. To ___Balance_____ our lives. To ___Maximize______ impact. The ___Christmas____ Shift is about the arrival of __Jesus____.
Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-11 Definition of a Balanced Life: Determining what is most ___important_______ and using your resources accordingly. Three Resource Books: Date__book. Check book. Face__book. The Ant knows: What_____ to do. When_______ to do it. Misconceptions about a Balanced Life: Equal _parts___ to all __things_____. Only pursue that which makes you _happy__. I should do as _others____ do. What __steps_____ do I need to take?
Acts 11:25-30 New International Version (NIV) 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread…
Luke 4:14-21 Jesus Knew what He was ___About______. Jesus knew what the __World______ needed. Jesus was willing to ___Pay___ the ___Price___. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. Frederick Buechner How Do We Get There? What gives you __Life____? Where can I make a __Difference______? Be willing to make _Waves___.