12-23-18 Message Notes “God With Us Part 4” Christmas Service

Pastor Greg Beatty

Title: “God with us…In the Dark”

Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name “Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

John 12:46 “I am the light that has come into the world so that everyone who believes in Me will not live in the dark.”

Everyone has dark days…

  • Days of disappointment

Job 30:26 “I hoped for happiness and light, but trouble and darkness came instead.”

  • Days of distress

Psalm 22:1 “…I have cried desperately for help, but still it does not come.”

  • Days of doubt

John 12:35 “…Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.”

2 Samuel 22:29 “You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.”

How Jesus turns your darkness into light…

  • He will encourage you when you are disappointed.

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; He saves those who have lost all hope.”

  • He will strengthen you when you are distressed.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ, because He gives me strength.”

  • He will guide you when you are doubtful.

Psalm 119:105 “Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”

John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

Three Gifts God has for you this Christmas…

  • The gift of forgiveness
  • The gift of peace

The gift of eternal life

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