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"THE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS"

 

Text - MATTHEW 3:1--12

 

GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR … JESUS THE CHRIST. 

5 A.M. and the first rays of sunshine are just beginning to appear to announce the dawn of another day in Jerusalem. Pulling their robes tightly around themselves to guard against the pre-dawn chill, five Pharisees, sent by the high priest to confront a popular wilderness preacher, left the residential area all five of them called home.  Exiting the city, they hurried across the Kidron Valley and up the Mount of Olives.

The climb up the western slope was strenuous and they reached the top somewhat out of breath.  Simon was the first to suggest they rest for a moment and the other four enthusiastically agreed. Under a solitary tree, they drink sparingly of the water each carried. 

“THE WORD MADE FLESH”

    

Text – JOHN 1:1—5, 14

GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR – JESUS CHRIST.

 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Thousands of years before God came among us as The vulnerable flesh and blood Christ, God in His Word proclaimed that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. ... 

Over 20 centuries after God came among us as The vulnerable flesh and blood Christ, a group of scientists gathered on the wind-swept plains of the southern polar ice cap where the average temperature is 58 degrees below zero.  They came together seeking scientific support for a more definitive analysis of the formation of the universe.  Their study revealed that a clump of matter a mere billionth of a billionth of a centimeter in size was filled with an energy field called the inflation field.  That energy caused the clump of matter to be wretched apart by powerful repulsive gravity – potentially stretching it as large as the observable universe in a fraction of a second.  The Big Bang’s residual heat first manifested itself as a bath of photons (particals of light).

CHRIST THE KING

Text – JOHN 18:33—38a

      

GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR CRUCIFIED AND RISEN LORD AND SAVIOUR – JESUS THE CHRIST.

Today is the last Sunday of the Church Year and our total focus is on CHRIST THE KING. 

When we face CHRIST THE KING on Judgment Day and prepare to enter into the full glory of The Kingdom He has prepared for us, there are two questions everyone must answer.

They are two questions which were asked by Pontius Pilate shortly before he proclaimed Jesus to be totally innocent and then did the politically correct thing and condemned our Savior to death. 

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