12/13 Fundamental Thoughts-Sermons

Isaiah’s Christmas Message

(Isaiah 7:14)  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

(Isaiah 9:6)  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

The first verse is prophecy foretold which came about around 2000 years ago.

The second verse also foretells of the coming of the Lord in the very first portion, the remainder is still prophecy, yet to come.

Have you noticed the names we will call Jesus in the millennium?

Some we already call Him
            Prince of Peace,             Wonderful,       Counselor,

However, some of these names might stick in our craw.

            The mighty God, The everlasting Father

This baby Jesus "The Mighty God?"                     

This baby Jesus "The everlasting Father?"

(Isaiah 7:14)  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

A.        This Was Stated 700 To 800 Years Prior To Jesus Birth.
1.         A virgin birth,
i.          A birth like no other
2.         Joseph and Mary were more than engaged,
i.          But not married

(Matthew 1:18)  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

3.         Before they came together
4.         Mary became a virgin mother
5.         It had never happened before
i.          Nor has it happened since

(Matthew 1:23)  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

B.        Here in Matthew his name is stated as Emmanuel
1.         In Isaiah it is spelled Immanuel,
i.          One letter difference in 700 to 800 years.  
ii.         Either way Emmanuel still means “God with us”.

(Micah 5:2)  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

C.        Jesus Has Been Since The Everlasting,
1.         The Man-God Jesus,
i.          Was told before hand
ii.         Where he would come from. 
2.         The book of Micah was written about 650 to 750 years before Christ.


(Luke 1:31)  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

            A.        His name Jesus
1.         Jesus is another form of the name Joshua
            i.          "Jehovah is Salvation"

(Luke 1:32)  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

            B.        He Shall Be Great
                        1.         The Son of the Highest
i.          He will have the throne of David
                                    ii.         God will give it to Him

(Philippians 2:9)  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

            C.        A Name Above Every Name
                        1.         God has exalted Him
                                    i.          A very special name

(Revelation 19:16)  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

            D.        A Name Is Written   
                        1.         On His vesture
                                    i.          His clothing
                        2.         On His thigh
                                    i.          His clothing
                                    ii.         Not a tattoo

CONCLUSION:  Where have you put the Wonderful name of Jesus.


I had the nicest Christmas list,
 The longest one in town.
 Till Daddy looked at it and said,
 "You'll have to cut it down."

 I knew that what he said was true
 Beyond the faintest doubt,
 But was amazed to hear him say,
 "You've left your best friend out."

 And so I scanned my list again,
 And said, "Oh, that's not true!"
 But Daddy said, "His name's not there,
 That friend who died for you."

 And then I clearly understood,
 'Twas Jesus that he meant;
 For Him who should come first of all
 I hadn't planned a cent!

 I'd made a Christmas birthday list,
 And left the Savior out!
 But, oh it didn't take me long
 To change the list about.

 And tho' I've had to drop some names
 Of folks I like a lot,
 My Lord must have the most because
 His Name Is At The Top. 

            Do you have the sweetest name we know attached to your heart or just sitting on a shelf collecting dust like maybe your Bible; your prayer life.

Where is your salvation, on your shoulder, and ready to fight over it or            
Is it in your heart, ready to live it?
Where do you put Jesus Christ this Christmas season?

We probably know that Jesus wasn’t born on this day.

This Christmas

            Remember Jesus when you are with your family,

            Remember Him when you are alone,

            No man knows your heart, only Our Lord and      Saviour, Jesus Christ.

If you don’t know Him don’t let this season pass without Him. 

Counterfeit Christianity Unmasked [1 John 3:1-10]

I. Intro

The United States Treasury Department has a special group of men whose job it is to track down counterfeiters. Naturally, these men need to know a counterfeit bill when they see it.

How do they learn to identify fake bills? Oddly enough, they are not trained by spending hours examining counterfeit money. Rather, they study the real thing. They become so familiar with authentic bills that they can spot a counterfeit by looking at it or, often, simply by feeling it.

II. God the Father Loves Us (1 John 3:1-3)

III. God the Son Died for Us (1 John 3:4-8)

---i. Christ appeared to take away our sins (vv. 4-6).

---ii. Christ appeared to destroy the works of the devil (vv. 7-8).

IV. God the Holy Spirit Lives in Us (1 John 3:9-10)


“our old man” “the new man”
(Rom. 6:6) (Col. 3:10)

“the flesh” “the Spirit”
(Gal. 5:24) (Gal. 5:17)

“corruptible seed” “God’s seed”
(1 Peter 1:23) (1 John 3:9)

V. Questions:

The Bible was not written so that you and I might check on other people.
They were inspired so that we may examine ourselves.
Each of us must answer honestly before God:

--1. Do I have the divine nature within me or am I merely pretending to be a Christian?

--2. Do I cultivate this divine nature by daily Bible reading and prayer?

--3. Has any unconfessed sin defiled my inner man? Am I willing to confess and forsake it?

--4. Do I allow my old nature to control my thoughts and desires, or does the divine nature rule me?

--5. When temptation comes, do I “play with it” or do I flee from it? Do I immediately yield to the divine nature within me?

The life that is real is honest with God about these vital issues.