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Dec 18, 2022 | Rev. Nick Doyle

The King Has Come: Why Today’s Christmas Matters

Full Service

I have good news of great joy which will be for all the people: The King has come, and today he may be coming for you.

1. The King has come to set the captives free. [Exod.3:23; Isa.61:1; Jn. 8:36]

God Knows - Exod. 3:23
- God knows our struggle
- God hears our prayers

God Sends - Isa.61:1
- …to bring good news
- …to bind up the broken-hearted
- …to proclaim liberty to the captives
- … opening of the prison to those who are bound

God frees - Jn. 8:36
- True freedom is found in Christ
- God sent Jesus to break the chains of sin and death

How do we know this? - 2 Pt. 1:3
- His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness

2. The King has come to build his church. [Matt. 16:18; Heb.10:24-25; Eph. 2:10]

God Builds - Matt. 16:18
- The church is God’s creation
- The church belongs to God
- The church is known as the Bride of Christ
- The church submits to Jesus

God Designs - Heb. 10:24-25
- The church meets
- The church works
- The church cares

God Creates - Eph. 2:10
- The church has a purpose
- The church has a pathway

3. The King has come to rule and reign. [Matt. 24:4-7; Ps. 131; Phil. 4:6]

God warns - Matt. 24:4-7
- Don’t be deceived
- Don’t be alarmed

God Rules - Ps. 131
- We can find comfort in knowing God rules
- We can rest knowing God is in control

God Reigns - Phil.4:6
- We experience divine peace because of the Reign of Christ.



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