Sunday, December 10, 2017 —Mike Teel, Pastor
CHRISTMAS: THE MEANEST MAN IN TOWN
The Innkeeper... Giving What One Can
KEY PASSAGE: Luke 2:1-7 (KJV)
1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
HE WAS HONEST
1. HIS HONESTY
2. OUR HONESTY WITH GOD . . .
3. OUR HONESTY WITH OTHERS . . .
HE WAS COMPASSIONATE AND CARING
1. THE COMPASSIONATE INNKEEPER
2. HE WAS CARING
HE GAVE THE BEST HE HAD TO GIVE
1. NO PROPER ROOM
2. A SUBSTITUTION PLACE
3. GOD'S DESIRE FOR US
LIVE IT OUT
> How would people describe the story of your life?
> Would you be known. . . for your honesty? For your compassion and caring? For giving your best?
> You can change your story today.