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harvest baptist church

20 December, 2015

Message 3

A Holiday of
HARVEST!
Giving the
Power of a
Gift

Gifting a BLUE CHRISTMAS

Luke 2:1-7

THESIS
The blues of this Christmas are an element in your
formula to enable you to grasp Gods grace and
walk in the Spirit by giving a faithto those blues.
AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF
BEING BLUE AT CHRISTMAS
1. ________________
2. ________________
3. ________________
HOW TO BLEEP CHRISTMAS BLUES
1. ______________________, 1-2

C. Delegate tasks
D. Consider keeping it ____________
E. Get enough sleep
F. Write down a __________________
G. Consider shopping online
3. ______________________
A. Stop trying to _____________ others, Lk 6:35
B. Accept full responsibility for your
________________, Col 3:2
C. Think your way through so you can
______________ your way out, Rom 12:2
1) Play ____________ for a Day

A. ____________ what you have, 3-5

2) Play ____________ Club

B. ____________ what you can have, 6-7

3) Play Dysfunctional ____________

2. ______________________
A. Do not ____________ miracles
B. Do try to be ________________, and keep
moving

Point 1. We allow our __________________________


to drive our desires and end up destroying our
party, unless we give expectations over to God.

Glorifying Godby Jesus Christthrough his body, this church | 816-224-9113 | www.hbcbluesprings.org

GODS ETERNAL PURPOSE


To glorify God, by Jesus Christ,
through his body the church, as
we preach the gospel to the
world (Eph 3:10-11,21)
J Joy of my salvation
E Eternal and everlasting
S Savior of the world
U Unchanging in love
S Sent by Gods grace

HOW TO BLEEP CHRISTMAS BLUES


4. ______________________
A. Set secure boundaries
B. Avoid known ____________
C. Use relaxation techniques
and planned events
D. Do not self-______________
with booze or the blunt
Point 2. Jesus was born into the
world not to applaud your
perfection but to ____________
your imperfection.
Point 3. Jesus takes lifes blues
and changes lifes ____________.
Point 4. Hope is not in presents,
but in the ________________ of
Jesus Christ the Lord.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your
enemies, and do good, and lend,
hoping for nothing again; and
your reward shall be great, and
ye shall be the children of the

I. CALL FOR A CENSUS BY CAESAR, 1-5


A. Decreed by Augustus, 1-3
B. Drawn to Bethlehem, 4-5
II. CALL FOR A SON AS SAVIOR, 6-7
A. No More Waiting for Him, 6
B. No More Room for Him, 7
Highest: for he is kind unto the
unthankful and to the evil.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on
things above, not on things on
the earth.
Rom 12:2 Be not conformed to
this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind,
Heb 4:14-15 Seeing then that we
have a great high priest, that is
passed into the heavens, Jesus
the Son of God, let us hold fast
our profession. For we have not
an high priest which cannot be
touched with the feeling of our
infirmities;
1 Pet 5:6-7 Humble yourselves
therefore under the mighty hand
of God, that he may exalt you in
due time: casting all your care
upon him; for he careth for you.

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Holiday Schedule
No Services Wed, Dec
23rd, or Sunday
evenings Dec 27th or
Jan 3rd; the office
will be closed Dec
24-25 and Dec 31-Jan
1
Ministerio Hispano
11:00 A.M. saln 6
Queremos cordialmente
invitarle a nuestra
Ministerio Hispano,
enseado por Rudy
Ramirez

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