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I Volunteer As Tribute

Jesus volunteered as our tribute, and that’s what should bring us joy during the Christmas season. Check out Pastor John’s sermon, “I Volunteer As Tribute.”

December 15, 2019 | Pastor John Hill

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I Volunteer As Tribute

Christmas is Coming

Key Scriptures

  • Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.​” 1 Peter 3:18 
  • The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that  captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” Isaiah 61: 1-2 
  • When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and foundthe place where this was written: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see,​ that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.” He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”‘ Luke 4: 16-21

Reflect on What You’ve Heard

  • What does it mean to have Jesus atone for your sins?

Pray it Out

Dear Jesus, thank you for taking my punishment! Thank you for your unconditional love and forgiveness, I recognize and accept that your sacrifice is the reason we celebrate this season and I ask for your help to live to honor you. Amen.