"What Are You Getting Christ for Christmas?" | Matthew 2:1-12 Bible Study

“What Are You Getting Christ for Christmas?” | Matthew 2:1-12 Bible Study

December 28, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

Herod was unwilling give up his throne. Are we unwilling to give Jesus the throne of our lives? The Magi brought Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh – gifts fit for a king. This Christmas, what will we bring Jesus?
We often ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” But a better question is, “what does Christ want from you?” This Christmas, the question shouldn’t be, “What are we getting for Christmas?”, but “What are we getting Christ for Christmas?”

"Let the Christmas Spirit Get Into You" | Matthew 1:22-25 Bible Study

“Let the Christmas Spirit Get Into You” | Matthew 1:22-25 Bible Study

December 18, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

Jesus is Immanuel — “God With Us”. In light of the with-ness of the Divine, we should be a witness for the Divine. The greatest of all Christmas presents was the Presence of Christ – Christ who is still with us, through the Holy Spirit. This Christmas, let’s not focus on worldly ways of “getting in the Christmas Spirit”, let’s focus on letting the true Christmas Spirit get into us!

"The Genesis of Jesus -- Savior From Sin" | Matthew 1:18-21 Bible Study

“The Genesis of Jesus — Savior From Sin” | Matthew 1:18-21 Bible Study

December 11, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

As His Name “Jesus” (Jesus –> Joshua, “YHWH saves” / “The LORD saves”) suggests, Matthew makes it clear that the prophesied Messiah who was to be a son of David has arrived for the salvation of His people. But not in the way the Jews expected – not salvation from political oppression, but from our spiritual transgressions.  Not freedom from Caesar, but freedom from sin.

"Good Seed. Good Ground?" | Matthew 13:1-23 Sermon

“Good Seed. Good Ground?” | Matthew 13:1-23 Sermon

September 30, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

The Gospel is always good seed. But it doesn’t always fall on good ground. In the Parable of the Sower (a.k.a. the Parable of the Four Soils), Jesus explains four different reactions to His message: (1) Hard-Hearted Hearers, (2) Fairweather “Fans”, (3) Backburner “Believers”, and (4) Fruitful Followers

Royal Family Resemblance: Salt & Light (Mt 5:13-16 Sermon Text)

Royal Family Resemblance: Salt & Light (Mt 5:13-16 Sermon Text)

May 4, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

We cannot conform to our culture; We have to be distinct, set apart — holy. In doing so, we will be the salt of the earth that prevents moral decay and adds Christian flavor. And we’ll be the light of the world that dispels darkness and attracts others to the light of Christ — bringing glory to our Heavenly Father, the King