Presentation on theme: "The Birthday of a King Lewis Winkler Luke 2:1-20."— Presentation transcript:
The Birthday of a King Lewis Winkler Luke 2:1-20
Possible Christmas Gatherings O Holey Night Have you any room for Jesus? Who is He in yonder stall? Silent Night Evening Well Diggers United Bethlehem Inn Owner’s Association Christian Bathroom Cleaners Unlimited Mute and Deaf Christians Society
The Birthday of Jesus The Circumstance of Jesus’ Birth (1-7) The Announcement of Jesus’ Birth (8- 14) The Response to Jesus’ Birth (15-20)
The Circumstances of Jesus’ Birth (1-7): Bad Timing Small Town Inhospitable
The Birthplace of a King? The Birthplace of the King of the Universe?
Matthew 25:34-40: “Then the King will say to those oh his right, ‘Come you who are blessed by my Father; inherit the kingdom prepare for you from the foundations of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when... ?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
Some Food for Thought: Is there room in your heart for Jesus or have you allowed other things to shut Him out of your life? This Christmas, make room in your life for Him.
The Announcement of Jesus’ Birth (8-14): The Shepherds The Angels The Sign The Praise
The Shepherds: The Low-life of Society The Outcast and Despised of First- century Palestine But the Angels announced Jesus’ birth to them!
Some Food for Thought: Has your success obscured your ability to see your need for Jesus? Are you willing to admit your need for Jesus and make praise to God for sending Him to earth to save you from your sin?
The Response to Jesus’ Birth (15-20): The shepherds make haste! The shepherds make Christ known! The shepherds make praise!
What will you do with Jesus? Make room for Him. Make haste to seek Him. Make praise for Him. Make Him known.