Story of Jesus – Greatest Story ever Told

Sunday Decmber 8, 2019   Phone: 570.829.5216
Pastor David Miklas e-mail pdmikBBM@aol.com
Message: Story of Jesus – The Greatest Story ever Told Text: various

The Story of Jesus is still the Greatest Story that can ever be told

 

Bible Study Objectives:

 

1. To remind us that knowing the story of Jesus is the only way to know about salvation:  II Timothy 3:15

 

2. To remind us that eternal life is only available to those who believe that Jesus is the Christ: – John 20:30-31

 

3. To remind us that we should tell the story of Jesus to everyone who will listen to the good news: – Matthew 28:19-20

 

4. To remind us that if the story of Jesus is not true then we are without hope and faith is useless: I Corinthians 15:3-19

 

Bible Study Overview:

 

1.  Jesus was born to a virgin woman as prophesied in Scripture: Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 53:3-10, Matthew 1:1-25, Luke 1:26-35

 

2. Jesus was transported ninety miles prior to his birth so He could be born in Bethlehem: Micah 5:2, Luke 2:4, John 7:42

 

3. Jesus was born with so many miracles that defy human logic and His story can only be accepted by faith: Luke 2:19

 

4. Jesus was given his name prior to birth not by His mother but by an angel named Gabriel: Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31

 

5. Jesus was assisted by many angels at his birth/resurrection/ascension: Luke 1:26-35, John 20:12, Acts 1:10, Matthew 16:27,   

 

6. Jesus was worshipped by wise men at His birth and wise men/women still worship Him today: Matthew 2:1-2; John 4:23

 

7. Jesus was sent to earth to die on the cross and provide salvation to all who believe: Matthew 1:21, I Corinthians 15:3

 

8. Jesus was sent to earth to give us joy/peace on the inside and no other person can do that for us: Luke 2:10-14

 

9. Jesus was introduced by dreams/angels but today He is introduced to us by the words of the Bible: John 20:30-31

 

10. Jesus was introduced to the world by ordinary parents/shepherds and He still uses ordinary people today: Luke 2:17

 

11. Jesus was born in a stinky stable and wrapped in rags so we can live in the splendor of heaven forever: Luke 2:7

 

12. Jesus was born into this world facing constant problems and we too will face huge problems: John 16:33, Romans 8:28-34

 

Bible Study Summary:

 

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator.

If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.

If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.

If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer.

 

But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior: – “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21; “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11.

 

Especially during the Christmas season we must urgently tell hurting and broken people who need a loving touch and words of encouragement that Jesus is the only source of sustained joy, peace, happiness, and salvation: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12

 

Oh holy night the stars are brightly shinning,

it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth;

long lay the world in sin and error pinning,

till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,

for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees oh hear the angel voices,

oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born.

O night, O holy night, O night divine!

 

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,

with glowing heart by His cradle we stand;

So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,

here came the wise men from Orient land.

The king of kings lay thus in lowly manger,

in all our trials born to be our friend;

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,

 Behold your King, before Him lowly bend!

Behold your King, before Him lowly bend!.

 

Truly He taught us to love one another,

His law is love and His gospel is peace.

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother,

And in His name, all oppression shall cease.

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raising,

Let all within us praise His holy name,

Christ is the Lord, oh praise His name forever,

His power and glory evermore proclaim,

His power and glory evermore proclaim.

 

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The Above lesson was written by Tommy Dowling

a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.

If God has spoken to your heart after reading the sermon The Story of Jesus is still the Greatest Story that can ever be told.” right now talk to God about what He has spoken to you.

 

Do you have the assurance that one day you will go to heaven? If you have no assurance that you know Jesus Christ, then I trust you will decide to accept Him as your personal Savior. The Bible tells us in

 

Acts 16:31, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”

Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

This prayer is here for those who need to ask Jesus to be their personal Savior: “I do want to go to Heaven. I know I am a sinner, and I do believe Jesus Christ died for me. I realize I cannot buy this great salvation, nor can I earn it. Knowing Jesus died on the cross and arose from the grave to pay my sin debt and to purchase my salvation, I do now trust Him as my Savior, and from this moment on I am completely depending on Him for my salvation.”

 

If you made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, please let me know. Please send an e-mail to pastormiklas@aol.com and I will send you some literature that will help you in your Christian life.

 

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In His Amazing Grace,
Pastor David Miklas
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