My pastor and church graciously afford me an opportunity to preach during most Christmas seasons. Yesterday, I had the joy to preach on:
Introduction:I hope it proves a Christ-exalting blessing to such as choose to listen. There are also potentials for interpretive points-of-argument in this, among our sharp and varied readership. (Hel-lo, hinges on Isaiah 7:14, one of the perennially highly-contested passages.) My schedule today is such that I may not be able to interact as I'd prefer, at least earlier-on, but I'll do what I can.
I. First Moment: the ____________
II. Second Moment: the __________________
III. Third Moment: the ____________
A. The Crisis
B. The Challenge
C. The Child
IV. Fourth Moment: the __________
A. Who Is This?
B. What Did He Do?
C. What Will He Do?