Jesus says in Matthew 5:8: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." In this new year, let us abandon the urgent for the important. Our hearts must be devoted, pliable and responsive. Jesus promises that the result of a devoted heart is joy, fulfillment and intimacy with God and others.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-8, Hebrews 11, Judges 6, James 1:5-8, Matthew 6:21
Who is the Christ Child? Paul in Philippians 2 teaches the amazing condescension of God coming in human form to die. Secondly, Isaiah teaches the baby would be Messiah, the Sent One of all of Israel. Finally, Psalm 110 shows the picture of Christ's return at his second coming.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11, Psalm 110:1-6, Isaiah 53
Topic: The Birth of Christ