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    Author: Dr. Scott Solberg

    Category: The Pulse 2019, The Pulse - 2019.47 Issue 47, The Pulse - 2019.48 Issue 48

    Christmas Introductions: Learning How to Introduce Jesus to Others

    And the angel said to them,
    “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy
    that will be for all the people.
    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
    who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

    Matthew, Mark, Luke and John introduce us to Jesus through their written accounts of the life of Jesus. But have you ever noticed how different their “introductions” are from each other?

    Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus that reaches all the way back to Abraham. Mark jumps right into the ministry of Jesus. Luke anchors the story of Jesus in history. And then John begins his account of the life of Jesus with a theological summary of who Jesus is; God in the flesh. 

    Each introduction is unique to the purpose of the author and the people he is writing to. But put together, they give us a full picture of what it looks like for us to introduce Jesus to others. 

    This Advent Season we are going to look at how Jesus is introduced to us in each of the four Gospels. Each introduction will tell us something unique about Jesus. But, more importantly, they will also help us understand how to introduce Jesus to others.

    Is there someone you would like to introduce Jesus to this Advent Season? My prayer is that this sermon series would help you learn how to introduce the good news of Jesus to others.

    • Sunday, December 1 – Matthew: Introducing the Promised One – Welcome to the Family
    • Sunday, December 8 – Mark: Introducing the Promised Kingdom – Forever Changed
    • Sunday, December 15 – Luke: Introducing the Focus of History – The Focus of Your Story
    • Sunday, December 22 – John: Introducing God with Us – Never Alone
    • Christmas Eve, December 24 – Luke 2:10-11: Putting it All Together – Fear Not!