Advent (Isaiah 9:6, John 1:14, John 15:4, Luke 11:14, Luke 6:6-10, Luke 7:11-16, John 21:25, John 7:46, Psalm 119:24, John 14:26, John 10:30, Psalm 50:1-3, Deuteronomy 3:24, John 1:3, Hebrews 11:3, Colossians 1:20)

Jack Graham, 12/04/2016
Part of the Holidays & Observances series, preached at a Sunday Morning service


December 4, 2016

Advent means arrival--Jesus Christ into the world!

John 1: 14, 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
What did Jesus give us on His birthday? Just a sample:

1. More grace on grace.
2. More spiritual blessings upon spiritual blessings.
3. More favor upon favor.
4. More gifts upon gifts. (gifts beyond our imagination)

How does this happen? John 15:4, "Abide in Me and I in you."


Luke 11:14, "and the multitudes marveled." NKJV


1. Luke 6:6-10 (NKJV). Healing the withered hand.
2. Luke 7:11-16 (NKJVJ. Raising a widow's son.
3. John 21:25


John 7:46, "The soldiers answered, No man has ever spoken like this man
speaks." NLV

1. Psalm 119: 24, "Your testimonies also are my delight and my
2. John 14:26: "Most important verse in the Bible", Bo Baker


John 10:30, "I and the Father are one Heart and mind." MSG Psalm 50:1-3 and Deuteronomy 3: 24b.


John 1:3 and Hebrews 11:3

THE PRINCE OF PEACE: Colossians 1:20


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Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (ESV)

John 1:14

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (ESV)

John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. (ESV)

Luke 11:14

14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. (ESV)

Luke 6:6-10

On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. (ESV)

Luke 7:11-16

11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” (ESV)

John 21:25

25 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (ESV)

John 7:46

46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” (ESV)

Psalm 119:24

24 Your testimonies are my delight;
they are my counselors. (ESV)

John 14:26

26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (ESV)

John 10:30

30 I and the Father are one.” (ESV)

Psalm 50:1-3

A Psalm of Asaph.

50:1 The Mighty One, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.

Our God comes; he does not keep silence;
before him is a devouring fire,
around him a mighty tempest. (ESV)

Deuteronomy 3:24

24 ‘O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours? (ESV)

John 1:3

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (ESV)

Hebrews 11:3

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (ESV)

Colossians 1:20

20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. (ESV)

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