Hope for the Holidays (2)

Luke 1:26-38                                                                                            Pastor Todd Harker

December 9, 2018

Scripture Emphasis:

Matt 20:28 “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

What sets one Christmas apart from another?  Is it the food, the weather or the family and friends?  Could it be the presents received or the ones given?  Or, could it possibly be something else?

What sets the first Christmas apart is something that Mary does.  It is something that Jesus came to do.  It is something that one of His closest friends was known for and it is something that He calls us to do today.  What is it???  It is to __________________________________________.


  1. ____________ yourself to the Lord – We must first give ourselves to the Lord then ____________


  1. Ask the Lord for a _____________ or ____________ to serve


  1. _______________ a need to meet


  1. Plan an ________________


  1. __________ right in


  1. Go the _______________


JFK – “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

Jesus Christ – ask not what others can do for you but what you can do for others