THE CHRISTMAS STORY (Luke 2:1-20)

LUKE 2:1-20 – THE CHRISTMAS STORY  THE WONDER – Luke 2:1-7 Of God’s Providence – Vss. 1-5 – Galatians 4:4-5  Of God’s Place – Vss. 6-7 – Birth in Bethlehem as Micah 5:2 predicted  Of God’s Person – Philippians 2:5-8  THE WITNESS – Luke 2:8-14 Recipients – Vs. 8 ...

AM I A PHARISEE? (Matthew 23:1-12)

Matthew 23:1-12 – AM I A PHARISEE?  In case you’ve ever been concerned that you might be a Pharisee (a hypocrite), here are some of the marks or characteristics of a Pharisee.  THE PHARISEE’S METHOD – Vss. 1-4 – He preaches, but doesn’t practice it. THE PHARISEE’S...

SOURCES OF CONFLICT (James 4:1-4)

James 4:1-4 – SOURCES OF CONFLICT  There are many sources for conflict that make us very unhappy. These are the “wars and fightings among us”.  DESIRE FOR WHAT IS NOT OF GOD – Vss. 1-2a – SENSUALITY (lusts)  DENIAL OF GOD’S POWER...