HELLO MY NAME IS . . . Desire of All Nations Friday, December 13th 2013 Richmond Times Dispatch: “The Christ child is gone at a Fredericksburg shopping center after someone made away with the manger from a Nativity scene.” Hello my name is . . .
HELLO MY NAME IS . . . Desire of All Nations A.W. Tozer, “Christ came to bring peace and we celebrate His coming by making peace impossible . . .” Here we are just three days away from Christmas, is peace the description of your heart? Where is Christ in your Christmas? Haggai Hello my name is . . .
THE SEASON OF SEPARATION External Dangers External Distractions Haggai 2:18, “Give careful thought . . .” (NIV) Hello my name is . . .
THE SEASON OF SEPARATION Internal Discouragement Haggai 2:3, “Does anyone remember this house — this Temple — in its former splendor? How, in comparison, does it look to you now? It must seem like nothing at all!” (NLT) Hello my name is . . .
THE SEASON OF SEPARATION External Danger, External Distractions and Internal Discouragements can separate Christ from Christmas! So how do we keep Christ in Christmas? Hello my name is . . .
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON Remember the true Owner of all things. Haggai 2:8a, “The silver and gold belong to Me” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON Reflect often on His promises. Haggai 1:13, “I am with you’ — the Lord’s declaration.” (HCSB) Haggai 2:4a, “Work! For I am with you” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON Refocus on the greatness of Christ. Haggai 2:7, “I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.” (NKJV) Hello my name is . . .
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON “Desire” that which is treasured, most wanted, longed for Haggai 2:7, “I will shake all the nations so that the treasures of all the nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord of Hosts.” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .
Relationship Matthew 1:23, “See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated ‘God is with us.” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .
Relationship Ephesians 5:31-32, “31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. 32 This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .
Relationship A Love Affair with God by C. WeltonGaddy, “Meister Eckhart boldly stated the truth about God usually discovered by all who come to know God intimately. ‘God is foolishly in love with us. It seems He has forgotten heaven and earth and all His happiness and deity; His entire business seems with me alone.’ Of course, the love is not for one person to the exclusion of others. It’s for everybody.” (Page 39) Hello my name is . . .
Happiness Psalms 1:1-2 “1 Happy are those who don't listen to the wicked, who don't go where sinners go, who don't do what evil people do. 2 They love the Lord's teachings, and they think about those teachings day and night. Hello my name is . . .
Happiness Psalms 1:3 3 They are strong, like a tree planted by a river. The tree produces fruit in season, and its leaves don't die. Everything they do will succeed.” (NCV) Hello my name is . . .
Happiness Romans 4:7-8, “How happy those whose lawless acts are forgiven and whose sins are covered! How happy the man whom the Lord will never charge with sin!” (HCSB) Psalms 144:15, “Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .
Happiness Run to Him! Luke 2:15-16, “When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’ They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough.” (HCSB) Hello my name is . . .