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1 Original Power Point By Richard Thetford Edited with additions of scriptures/etc Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca.
Hands without blemish –God sent His only Son, a Son without blemish to fulfill prophecy and redeem man from sin John 3:16; Romans 5:8; John 18:36 –Jesus was sent by God to save man Matthew 9:35-36; 18:11-14 What Happened to Your Hands? Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. John 15:13 The Necessity of the Cross The Death of the Cross The Blood of the Cross The Love of the Cross The Preaching of the Cross
Jesus the Way, the Truth, the Life OUT OF BONDAGE: Old Law Sin TRUTH Obedience to the TRUTH 3
Our emphasis should not be on the manger of Jesus, but the cross of Jesus Then Jesus cried out and said, He who believes in Me, believes not in Me alone but in Him who sent Me. John 12:44
Errors of Christmas Traditions House – Not Stable Matt 2:11
Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: Errors of Christmas Traditions
Time – Shepherds Luke 2: 8 Luke 2:1, 3-4
Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Errors of Christmas Traditions
Luke 2:1, And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem.
Errors of Christmas Traditions Celebration of Birth Matt 28:20; 15:8-9; Col 3:17
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Errors of Christmas Traditions
Matthew 15:8-9 8 This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Errors of Christmas Traditions
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Errors of Christmas Traditions
We Are Not Demeaning Jesus birth L uke 2:10-20
Luke 2: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. We Are Not Demeaning Jesus birth
We Are Not Denying the virgin birth M att 1:18-19
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. We Are Not Denying the virgin birth
We Are Not Destroying prophecy I saiah 9:6
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. We Are Not Destroying prophecy
We Are Not Demoting Mary Luke 1:26-31
Luke 1: And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Demoting Mary We Are Not We Are Not
We Are Not Defending our views 1 Cor 4:6
1 Corinthians 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written. Defending our views We Are Not We Are Not
Jesus Emphasized Sign M atthew 12:38-40
Matthew 12: Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, will we see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Jesus Emphasized - Sign
Jesus Emphasized Things of God M atthew 16:21-23
Matthew 16: From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for you savor not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Jesus Emphasized – Things of God
Jesus Emphasized Purpose of His Coming J ohn 32-33
John 12: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die. Purpose of His Coming Jesus Emphasized Jesus Emphasized
Jesus Emphasized Prophecy is fulfilled L uke 24:25-27
Luke 24: Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? Prophecy is fulfilled Jesus Emphasized
Apostles Emphasized Peter Acts 2:22-23 Wheres the emphasis – Jesus birth or death?
Acts 2:22-23 (Peter) 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Wheres the emphasis Jesus birth or death?
Apostles Emphasized Paul 17:2-3 Wheres the emphasis – Jesus birth or death?
Acts 17:2-3 (Paul) 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. Wheres the emphasis Jesus birth or death?
Apostles Emphasized The Epistles 1 Peter 1:3 Wheres the emphasis – Jesus birth or death?
1 Peter 1:3 (Epistles) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Wheres the emphasis Jesus birth or death?
What the Cross Shows Us Enormity, Awfulness of Sin!
The Love of God J ohn 3:16
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The Love of God What the Cross Shows Us
Grace of God in Christ 2 Cor 8:9
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich. Grace of God in Christ What the Cross Shows Us
That Jesus was Born Gal 4:4 We believe He was born! Emphasis is on His death, burial, and resurrection!
Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. We believe He was born! Emphasis is on His death, burial, and resurrection ! What the Cross Shows Us
1 Cor 15:3-4
The Gospel Enacted 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
The Gospel Re-enacted in Baptism Romans 6:3-5 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: