Christmas Eve 2022

December 23, 2022   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Christmas Eve 2022

I. Introduction

II. Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

A. Jesus came to ease the about God.

1. God to know what He’s like!

2. John 18:37c (NLT) “I came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

3. John 1:18(NLT) No one has ever seen God. But the one and only Son is himself God and is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. 

4. There are some things about God we only know because of .

5. John 14:9b (NLT) “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!”

B. Jesus came to express the of God.

1. Not only is Jesus the Reason for the season, but are the reason for the season.

2. God came to earth to help us understand how much He us.

3. 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT) 9God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.  10This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 

4. Real love is about !

5. Have you ever God’s love for you?

C. Jesus came to enable us to have a with God.

1. Ephesians 1:5a (NLT) God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.

2. God wanted a family, and He wants in it!

3. What the Bible says about you:

a. You are not an .

b. God made you to last .

c. God made you to you.

4. Life is preparation for .

5. Have you ever said, “ ,” to Jesus Christ?

6. Have you ever said, “Jesus, I want to You. I want to be part of Your family.”

III. Conclusion

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