Advent- A Christmas Miracle

Sermon Notes

Sermon Title: A Christmas Miracle

Micah 5:2“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Miracle Defined:

Wikipedia - A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.

Webster - An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.

Weir - “Something isn’t a miracle just because you can’t explain it – it’s a miracle because there is no explanation for it.”

Psalm 77:13-15 Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? 14 You are the God who performs miracles you display your power among the peoples. 15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

Mark 6:1-6 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Luke 1:32-33 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Jesus’ Life Purpose:

  1. To demonstrate the Love of God
  2. To show us the person and character of God
  3. To do the will of the Father