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25 December 2014

Sermon: Christmas Eve Midnight (OT)

25 December AD 2014
The Nativity of Our Lord

Title: Dawn for the Dark-Walkers (MP3 Audio)

Walking in Darkness Summary: A sad thing about being born in sin’s darkness is that we don’t realize our predicament’s full influence upon us. The unnatural and abnormal according to God’s creative plan are natural and normal according to our own perceptions. Sinners walk about in the dark without knowing the blessing of living in the light.

When the light dawns, things change. Perceived in the light of Christ, the dark and its creatures now stand out to us as the hideous wrongness that they truly are. Satanic predation is banished and God reclaims fallen sinners and shapes us as vessels to hold and shine forth His light.

Jesus in the Manger Text: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.

For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.

The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:2-7

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of Dawn for the Dark-Walkers.

NB: For some reason, a few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio if Windows Media is their default MP3 player. If this occurs, you can either change to QuickTime or another default browser player, copy and paste the link directly into a selected player, or download it to your computer, where it seems to work regardless of which player. Several folks have suggested VLC Player from VideoLAN.

Other Readings: Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

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