Christmas & Easter

Christmas & Easter

Message Series On Christmas or Easter

The Story (Lowertown St. Paul)

Luke 24:1-12 24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to…

A History of Redemption (Lowertown St. Paul)

Hebrews 10:4-18 4 It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,     but a body you prepared for me; 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings     you were not pleased. 7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—     I have come to do your will, my God.’” 8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings…

The Lamb who was Slain – Risen! (Downtown Minneapolis)

Revelation 5:1-14 5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll…

The Birth of Jesus from Mary’s Perspective

2016Christmas2.pdf 2016Christmas2.pptx Luke 1:26-38   26ŒæIn the sixth month of Elizabethäó»s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27Œæto a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virginäó»s name was Mary. 28ŒæThe angel went to her and said, äóìGreetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.äó 29ŒæMary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30ŒæBut the…

Jesus’» Birth from the Perspective of Joseph

2016Christmas1notes.pdf 2016Christmas1.pptx Matthew 1:18-25 18ŒæThis is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19ŒæBecause Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yetŒædid not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20ŒæBut after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to…

A Mythbusters Christmas

Mythbusters4notes.pdf Mythbusters4-Edited.pptx John 11:1-43 11 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, äóìLord, the one you love is sick.äó 4 When he heard this, Jesus said, äóìThis sickness will not end in death. No,…

King of the Jews?

Mythbusters3.pdf Mythbusters3.pptx Ephesians 3:1-21 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentilesäóî 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of Godäó»s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known…