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What Angels Celebrate, Part 3 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings12/27/14
On a pivotal day in Bethlehem, God sent his only Son to live among us, a day marked by a chorus of jubilant angels. Today we will discuss why those angels were rejoicing and why we can rejoice with them this Christmas.
What Angels Celebrate, Part 2 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
Angels are God's messengers, and Luke tells us that angels were instrumental in making Christ's birth known over the skies of Bethlehem. Royalty was coming into the world in a king who would live, die, and then rise again to return in glory.
What Angels Celebrate, Part 1 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
Angels had a joyous task over 2,000 years ago, announcing the good news of the Savior's birth. The skies over Bethlehem were ablaze with light as poor shepherds cowered in fear.
What Angels Know, Part 3 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
God's angels do His bidding, protect His children, and fight demonic forces in unseen places. The angels always point us to God Himself. They know what we need to know: that God is seated on the throne of His glory.
What Angels Know, Part 2 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
Many people confuse angelic visitations with demonic ones. Today's program will help you understand the difference, a difference that is more crucial than ever, as more and more people are being deceived when they try to communicate with angels.
What Angels Know, Part 1 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
Believers who know the Bible understand the difference between God's angels and Satan's fallen angels, who seek to deceive us any way they can. Today, we continue a study of angels, and we will move from what they do to what they know.
What Angels Do, Part 3 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
The media tells us that angels come to us in disguise to surprise us with wonderful experiences. But these "surprises" often actually come from fallen angels, or demons. The job of angels is to carry out God's orders and minister to God's people.
What Angels Do, Part 2 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
Believers know that fallen angels, or demons, do Satan's bidding on planet earth. Real angels serve God and God alone. There are signs to help us discern the differences between very real beings that inhabit a spiritual realm we cannot see.
What Angels Do, Part 1 of 3 (A Flurry of Wings)
Pop culture makes much of angels, but who are they? To serve believers, God provides an unseen army of powerful beings who do much more than decorate Christmas trees.
Christ the Deliverer, Part 3 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
The peace on earth spoken of in the Christmas story will not come to pass until Jesus sets up his kingdom on earth. He will deliver the whole world from the scourge of war. But when He first came to live among us, few understood that.
Christ the Deliverer, Part 2 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
The people of Jesus' day were ruled by the Roman Empire. Many believed that Jesus would fulfill the prophecies to deliver them from that rule. But Jesus had a far greater deliverance to carry out, a deliverance from the power of sin.
Christ the Deliverer, Part 1 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
In a Nazareth synagogue, Jesus opened a scroll of Isaiah the prophet. He began to read of good news for the poor, freedom for prisoners, sight for the blind, and liberty for the oppressed, and ended by saying, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in...
Christ the Servant, Part 3 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
It seems the rich get richer on the backs of the poor who keep getting poorer. It is a far cry from the teachings of Jesus. He taught us by example how to serve one another. Let's look at Christ the Servant as foreseen in the writings of Isaiah.
Christ the Servant, Part 2 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
Jesus came in poverty that we might be rich. In fact, according to the prophecies of Isaiah, He came as a servant. Today, we continue to look at Christ the servant, the one whose life, death and resurrection make Christmas possible.
Christ the Servant, Part 1 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
Jesus will return one day as King of Kings. In His first coming, He was a servant to the will of God, giving His life to save His people from their sins. We will look into three chapters of Isaiah that reveal what kind of servant Jesus was.
Christ the King, Part 3 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
The baby Jesus will be a baby no longer when a thousand-year reign of peace dispels the darkness of war and suffering. Let's allow Isaiah the prophet to lift our spirits by reminding us of the future reign of Christ the King on this earth.
Christ the King, Part 2 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
In ancient times, kings had almost absolute power. A person's life or death rested in the hands of the king. Though we live in a different kind of world now, we look forward to a time of a true King ruling the whole earth.
Christ the King, Part 1 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
Typically, kings have a total claim on people's lives, time, and taxes. In the modern U.S. we are not familiar with this type of government. Many see kings as relics of a bygone era. But today we will see why Christ is the long foretold King of Kings,...
Christ the Son, Part 3 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
Christmas morning is only a few weeks away. Why not pause with us today as we consider the position God the Father has given Jesus His Son, the one for whom the holiday is named?
Christ the Son, Part 2 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)
Like a diamond, the purity of Jesus radiates in many facets as we behold His glory. Isaiah gave us names describing these characteristics in the ninth chapter of his prophecy. Today we will take a look at the names ascribed to Christ and what they...
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