Presentation on theme: "The Bible Not chronological a book of books some are historical many books of praise and prophecy."— Presentation transcript:
The Bible Not chronological a book of books some are historical many books of praise and prophecy
Not a history book or else it would never have left 400 years out!
Old Testament concentration a build-up through special births
Abraham & Sarah (Genesis 18, 1-16) Abraham and Sarah have unusual visitors incredible prophecy Then the Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” (v10) Sarah laughed to herself...
Elkanah & Hannah 1 Samuel 1 Hannah was barren (had no children) special promise to God in the temple so had a son Samuel very important in the history of Israel, though not in Jesus’ blood line
Zechariah & Elizabeth Luke 1, 5-25 another lady too old to bear children Zech has an incredible experience; can’t believe what he’s told dumbfounded!
Old TestamentJesusNew Testament
New Testament message the life of Jesus he took away our sin by dying on the cross for us
New Testament message Jesus’ priceless gift we need to accept it Simeon: Lord, dismiss your servant in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation (Luke 2, 29-30)
Advent; a period of concentration Son of God became man Announced by angels to the shepherds Miraculous appearance of a star brings wise men to Bethlehem
Evil has no hold on Him Herod couldn’t stop it Even Jesus’ death didn’t stop it!
God builds His church through generations
my Hope for you understand what Christmas is really all about be carried away!