Sermons

Dec 23, 2018 | Shawn Steiner

Jesus Changes Everything: "Jesus Changes Our Response to God"

Luke 2:1-21

Jesus Changes Everything: “Jesus Changes our Response to God”

Luke 2:1-21

I. Innkeeper

Luke 2:7- “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”

1. Busyness

Romans 12:2

Mark 6:31

2. Distracted

Psalm 119:15

Hebrews 12:2

II. Herod

Matthew 2:8 - “And he (Herod)… was saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and … bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”

Matthew 2:16 - “Then Herod… became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem… two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.”

1. Selfishness

Galatians 5:16-17

Matthew 6:33

2. Fear

Psalm 56:3

Isaiah 41:10

John 16:33

III. Shepherds

Luke 2:16-17, 20 - “They found Mary and Joseph, and that baby lying in a manger… they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child… the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God…”

1. Worship

Hebrews 12:28

Psalm 86:9-10

Psalm 100:1-3

2. Witness

Matthew 5:16

Matthew 28:18-20

 Faith Sheet: Going Deeper this Week

 1. After learning about the innkeeper, Herod, and shepherds, do you find yourself like any of them? Discuss.

2. How can you, or your family, focus on Christ this week in the midst of all the busyness and celebration?

3. Take some time to read Luke 2, and ask God to stir up a heart of worship and witness in you this season.

4. If you are a parent, go through the kids note sheet this week and discuss with them.

 

Series: The Gospel Story