Advent: God’s promises fulfilled

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Luke 67-80
Key Verse:
Both the gospels of Matthew and Luke include the birth narrative and genealogies reminding us that God came to earth in fulfillment of promise made in the garden of Eden and renewed to Abraham and King David. God came because man rebelled against him, when he believed the lies of Satan instead of trusting God, but he did not leave mankind to there fate but came to rescue and save them from judgement.

Zechariah picks up the same themes in his song of exhalation. This baby is King of Glory in human flesh. (NIVUK)

Sermon Points:
A: Promise of a king
B: Promise of rescue

Series: 2014 Advent Season
Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Noon Service, 14 December 2014


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The Big Story

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Reading: Luke 2:1-20 and Genesis 3:1-24

Key Verse: Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.’

Luke 2:6-7 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

There is the saying “cannot see the wood for the trees”. Often we are like that when we study in detail verses or chapters of the bible without knowing where they fit in. So it is with the events of the first advent. We can listen the story of Christ’s birthday without grasping the wonder of it because we forget to set the events within local historical context and the wider bible context of salvation.

The whole bible is one big story with many interwoven themes but with the main theme being how God in love reaches out to his creatures who have rebelled against him, warning them of their situation, showing them their helplessness, but providing himself as their saviour, if only they would repent and believe.

Sermon Points:
A: Genesis 3 – How relationship with God got broken
B: Genesis 15 – God reaches out to Abraham – his off spring blessing to the whole world
C: Exodus – Saved to serve
D: History books – Servant kingship
E: Psalms – drip with references to Jesus
F: Prophets – Message to original people but also looking forward to Jesus
G: Malachi – lost their love for God, going through the motions.
H: Where do you fit into the big story

Series: 2014 Advent Season

Preacher: Mr David Fergusion
Preached: Evening Service, 07 December 2014

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A Spirit filled Family

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Reading: Luke 1:26-45, 57-80

Key Verse: Luke 1:63 63 And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, “His name is John.” So they all marveled. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, praising God. 65 Then fear came on all who dwelt around them; and all these sayings were discussed throughout all the hill country of Judea.

Normally the son would carry the same name as his father or at least another relative, but for John God himself named the John meaning “The Lord is gracious” Even though Zachariah sinned in disbelief yet God used his punishment as a sign. When Zachariah’s was able to speak again, fear of God fell on all who dwelt around about. Zachariah sings praise to God for answered pray for Israel in providing a redeemer.

Sermon Points:
A: Sin
B: Son
C: Surprise
D: Song
E: Saviour

Series: 2014 Advent Season

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 07 December 2014

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