Let God Be Awestruck By Our Faith Obedience Especially at Christmas-(Awestruck- Part 2)

Luke 2:17-20; Matthew 2:1-12

I. The shepherds made God awestruck by their faith obedience.
a. They spread the good news about the born Messiah. (verses 17-18)
b. They showed grateful attitude of being used by God. (verse 20)

II. The magi made God awestruck by their faith obedience.
a. They worshiped the Messiah with gifts. (verses 1-2)
b. They gave gifts as an expression of their worship. (verse 11)
c. They obeyed God rather than man. (verses 8,12)

III. We too can make God awestruck by our faith obedience.
a. By spreading the gospel as an opportunity, not just a responsibility. (verse 2 Timothy 4:2)
b. By helping to meet the needs of others as our spiritual act of worship. (verse Romans 12:1; Galatians 6:10)

Jonathan I M.Buctuan


Awestruck by the Glory of God Especially at Christmas-Part 1

Luke 1:1-20

I. God showed to us the glory of His sovereingty to save us, (verse 6-7a, 11, Matthew 1:21)
a. He planned to save us along before he created the world. (1Peter 1:20, Ephesians 1:4)
b. He orchestrated the fulfillment of His promise to save us. (verses 1-5, Micah 5:2)

II. God showed to us the glory of His humility to reach us. (verses 6-7, 11-12)
a. Though He is the King of kings, He made Himself subject to human being. (verses 6, 11)
b. Though He is God Almighty, He chose Himself become a baby. (verses 6b; John 1:1-2,14)

III. Like the shepherds let us respond to the gory of God shown to us especially at Christmas season. (verses 8-20)
a. By paying attention to hear about Jesus. (verses 8:14)
b. By anticipating to see Jesus. (verse 15)
c. By praising and adoring Jesus. (verses 16, 20)

Jonathan I M. Buctuan

Marvin Andrew T. Encina
Joeben Rowen P. Bade
Melvin Rosanto

STATUS: In a Loving Relationship with My Family

Ephesians 6:1-4

I. God’s instruction for children in their relationship with their parents: Honor your parents. (verses 1-3)
a. We should obey our parents parents because it is God’s command and it is right.
b. We should obey our parents because there is a promise of reward.

II. God’s instruction for parents in their relationship with their children: Do not exasperate your children but bring them up in the Lord. (verse 4)
a. Do not provoke your children to anger.
b. Teach them with the kind of teaching and training you learn from the Lord.

Jonathan I M. Buctuan

Marvin Andrew T. Encina
Joeben Rowen P. Bade
Melvin Rosanto

STATUS: In a Relationship with GOD

Titus 3:3-7

I. Our status apart from Christ: We were unlovableevil. (Titus 3:3, Romans 1:29-32)
a. We were slaves to sinful desires and wickedness.
b. We were self-centered.

II. Our status changing event: He loved us unconditionally. (Titus 3:4-7, Ephesians 2:8-9)
a. It was because of His mercy, kindness and love that He saved us. (verses 4-5)
b. It was by His grace that we were justified. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

III. Our present status: We are declared holy and have received eternal life. (Titus 3:7, Romans 6:22)

Jonathan I M. Buctuan

Marvin Andrew T. Encina
Joeben Rowen P. Bade
Melvin Rosanto

STATUS: In a Relationship with Neighbors

Romans 13:8-10

I. Who are my neighbors?
(Romans 13:8-9)
a. Our neighbors are the people that we are in relationship with.
b. Our neighbors are the people in our christian community.
c. Our neighbors are the people who are in need. (Luke 10:25-37)

II. Why do I need to love my neighbors?
(Romans 13:8-10)
a. God commanded us so. (verse 9)
b. Our love toward our neighbors is an unending obligation. (verse 8)
c. When we love our neighbors we fulfilled the law. (verse 10)

“Always be and it will always be,
Oweth love to thee; thus seal.”

III. How do I show love for my neighbors?
a. We show love when we help meet the need. (Romans 12:13)
b. We should when we learn to forgive. (Romans 12:19-20)
c. We show love when we bless them instead of harm. (verse 10)

Jonathan I M. Buctuan
Marvin Andrew T. Encina
Joeben Rowen P. Bade
Melvin Rosanto

Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania, Africa

Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania, AfricaAlso known as the Richat Structure, this eerie, eye-like outcrop in the western reaches of the Sahara was virtually unknown until the Space Age when orbiting astronauts spied what appeared to be a huge eye staring back at them! At first thought to be a meteor crater, the 30-mile (50 km) wide feature may actually be nothing more exciting than an eroded rock outcrop. Whatever it is, the Richat Structure has caught the imagination of artists, environmentalists and naturalists who see the gigantic “eye” as a symbol of our living planet and its ongoing ability to shock, surprise and amaze its very recent tenants, humanity.

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