Today we finish our post-Christmas series titled 'Yes You Can.' In todays service we talk aboutr being able to accomplish it: whatever it is you need to get done amidst all the rest of lifes complexities.
We’re in a post-Christmas/New Year’s series I’ve entitled: Yes You Can. Three words the Lord gave me when praying about this series. What we’re discovering, hopefully, is a God-dependence which allow us to go through and accomplish things because we’ve learned to put our total trust in Jesus and God’s promises of Christmas and how that affects our futures. We’ve already discovered that we can “Believe” all of what God has promised at Christmas and that we can “Handle” and endure whatever comes at us. Next week we’ll see we can “Accomplish”(Gideon) what God has purposed. This morning we’re looking at why you can overcome it. Whatever that thing is that continually nags at you and won’t go away. In the Christmas Story…Mary and Joseph had to overcome so much, not least of which was the opposition to the birth of Jesus as the promised Messiah. Herod the King looking to kill him.
We’ve started a post-Christmas/New Year’s series I’ve entitled: 1a.Yes You Can. What we’re discovering is a God-dependence which allow us to go through and accomplish things because we have put our total trust in Jesus and what God is doing in sending Him at Christmas, and seeing what that means for the future. We’ve already discovered last week that we can “Believe It”, the story of Christmas, it’s meaning, its promises and how that affects us daily. Next week we’ll see we can “Overcome It”(Esther), and the last week why, you can, *“Accomplish It”(Gideon). This morning though we’re looking at why you can 1b.handle it, or take/bear the load. In the Christmas Story…Joseph was understandably confused, bewildered, and questioning the why of his predicament, and how he could handle it, bear the load of it. But God in His faithfulness, knowing Joseph, was saying “yes you can, handle it.” How could he?