Dec 17th, 2019
“O Come All Ye Faithful”
WHO DOES JESUS CALL?
1. Jesus calls the weary and burdened.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. NIV
2. Jesus calls the sinners.
Matthew 9:12-13 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." NIV
WHAT DOES JESUS HELP US BECOME?
1. JESUS HELPS US BECOME MORE FAITHFUL.
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith… NIV
Isaiah 43:2-3 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. 3 For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior… NIV
2. JESUS HELPS US BECOME MORE JOYFUL.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,…
Happiness depends on happenings, but joy depends on Jesus!
Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you… NIV
3. JESUS HELPS US BECOME MORE TRIUMPHANT.
Isaiah 9:6-7 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… NIV