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The Meaning of Christmas - Jeff Philpott (12/22/2019)

December 22nd, 2019 · Comments

The Meaning of Christmas

Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:46-55

What verse about the 1st Christmas gives us its meaning?

1)  The Meaning of Christmas - A _______________

Why do we need rescue?

Matthew 1:18-25

What do we know about the betrothal of Joseph and Mary?

What is significant about the reference to Joseph being a “son of David”?

Where do we find the Davidic Covenant?

What did it promise?

What does the name “Jesus” mean?

What does the name “Immanuel” mean?

Why is this significant to our salvation?

Luke 1:46-55  “The Magnificat”

Mary says her soul _______________ the Lord.

In verse 48, what does Mary mean by referring to her “humble estate”?

In general, what are the effects of “pride, might, and wealth”?

Practical Ideas...


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Joy to the World - Jeff Philpott (12/15/2019)

December 15th, 2019 · Comments

Joy to the World

Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 2:1-14

1.  A Child is born.  He will be called…

Wonderful _______________ -

Mighty _______________ -

Everlasting _______________ -

Prince _______________  _______________ -

2.  Joy   _______________ _______________ World

What do we know about Bethlehem?

How did Joseph and Mary go “up” to Bethlehem if it is south of Galilee?

3.  The _______________  _______________  Joy

Is it likely Mary gave birth the evening they arrived?

Is it likely that Jesus was born on December 25th?

Is it likely that the local hotel had no room for them?

4.  Good News of _______________  _______________

What is significant about the shepherds of Luke 2?

What is the "good news”?


Tags: Sandhills Community Church · Christmas

2 Corinthians 8:1-5 - Jeff Philpott (12/08/19)

December 8th, 2019 · Comments

The Generous Heart

2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Generosity is not a matter of the _______________, but of the _______________.

1.  Model of _______________

To what “grace” does Paul refer in verse 1?

What does James 1:2-4 remind us?

Both generosity, and the ability to humbly _______________, are learned traits.  

2.  _______________ in Generosity

Paul doesn’t mandate obedience, but _______________ it.

Verse 10 reminds us that those who give receive_______________.

3.  Tangible _______________

Reasons to Invest in the _______________  _______________









 Music can be found on The Peace of Christmas album(Tawnya Langston/Jac Mandel). You can find it on Spotify. 

Tags: Christmas · 2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 7:2-16 - Jeff Philpott (12/01/19)

December 1st, 2019 · Comments

Advent Hope

2 Corinthians 7:2-16

Tags: Christmas · 2 Corinthians

Christ Encounters - David Croteau, Kevin McWilliams, & David Olshine (12/23/18)

December 23rd, 2018 · Comments

Christ Encounters

1. Shepherds and Worship (Luke 2:8-21)

_______________ leads to worship

2. Mary and Worship (Luke 1:26-38; 46-55)

_______________ leads to worship

3. Wise Men and Worship (Matthew 2:1-12)

_______________ leads to Worship

What is the reason for the season?

"Fixing our eyes on Jesus"

What is your response to the Savior?

Tags: Message · Guest Speaker · Christmas

The Story of Christmas and Our Story - (12/16/18)

December 18th, 2018 · Comments

The Story of Christmas and Our Story

The Story -

What are the elements of dramatic structure?

1. Exposition

2. Rising Action

3. Climax

4. Falling Action

5. Denouement

When it comes to the Christmas story, what are the elements of exposition?

What are the elements of rising action?

What is the climax of God’s story?

In Matthew 1:18-25, what do we learn about Joseph’s journey?

In Luke 1:26-38, what do we learn about Mary’s journey?

Our Story -

In Luke 2:8-14, what do we learn about the Shepherd’s journey?

How should we respond to what we’ve heard? 

Tags: Message · Christmas

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