Pastor Stewart shares how Herod, the religious leaders, and the wise men all knew about Jesus’ birth, but they all had very different responses. Herod hated the Christ, the religious leaders were indifferent, and the wise men recognized and worshipped Him. Which group are you in?
We are starting our new sermon series on the book of Joshua. Joshua was commissioned to lead the Israelites into the promised land after the death of Moses. He was commanded three times in this chapter to be strong and courageous. Though the task was daunting, he was reminded that the Lord was with him, so he only needed to obey in faith.
Jesus came from heaven to earth to save us from our sins. He is God with us: Immanuel. Have you relied solely on Jesus as your salvation? Put your trust in Him and live for Him. See what He will do. For He is God with us. He will not forsake you. He will see you through!
Jesus’ genealogy is full of people who lived messy lives. It reveals to us that we do not need to wait to clean ourselves up before we turn to Jesus because we are incapable to do that cleansing. There’s nothing we can do better than to turn to Jesus and allow Him to do that work we cannot do ourselves. He is more than willing to invite one more nut into the family!