Sunday, December 14, 2014

This Christmas: Be Like a Kid Again!

Isaiah 9:1-7

Focus: Let's be like kids again this Christmas.

I. Children have a SECRET.

II. The WEIGHT of the WORLD is carried by SOMEONE ELSE.



9 [a]Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

2 The people walking in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of deep darkness

a light has dawned.

3 You have enlarged the nation

and increased their joy;

they rejoice before you

as people rejoice at the harvest,

as warriors rejoice

when dividing the plunder.

4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,

you have shattered

the yoke that burdens them,

the bar across their shoulders,

the rod of their oppressor.

5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle

and every garment rolled in blood

will be destined for burning,

will be fuel for the fire.

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.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Intentional Grace

There is an audio note for this entry.

Doug Freeman sermon: Dec 7, 2014.

2 Samuel 9

Focus: We have been given Grace that we might be Grace Dispensers.


GOD is the God of all Grace.


REDEMPTION is all about Grace.


ACKNOWLEDGE your need for Grace.


CALLED to dispense Grace.


EXERCISE intentional Grace.