The next several posts are going to be in the form of a written sermon. I have never spoken this sermon but figured I would use the blog to get the text out there. It will be broken up into five posts over the next two weeks. Read the rest of the series.
I want to invite you to turn in a bible to Luke chapter 2. This is one of our primary texts that we will be looking at together this morning. But before we jump into the Scriptures, I want to put an image on the screen to begin stirring up our imaginations.
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This is a picture that has made a lot of buzz on the Internet. An artist named Jon McNaughton painted it. As you can see, the focal point of the picture is Jesus who is holding the US Constitution in one hand and pointing to it with the other.
I can imagine that there are several of you here this morning that see this picture as exactly what our country needs to remember, that Jesus must be the center of everything we do as a nation. I want to commend this kind of first impression, for if our desire is anything less that putting Jesus in the center, then we miss the point of living. Jesus must be central in all we do.
PART TWO COMING SOON…