As Pastor Stoos prepares to tackle some of the tough question about civil governments that can be raised by the actions of Joseph in Egypt, he first reviews how we should understand the Lordship of Jesus and its impact on all areas of our lives included the civil realm.
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In chapter 41 of the Book of Beginnings there seems to be parenthetical comments about the marriage and children of Joseph and Pastor Stoos uses these texts to relate such blessings to our lives today as we also are called upon to accomplish great tasks as Joseph was in Egypt.
Pastor Stoos draws some important lessons about our finances and other material blessings from this account about Joseph’s rise to power and the coming trouble for Egypt.
And as always, there are many ways to see Jesus here in the Old Testament!
In the second part of a study of the Wise Men and Simeon, Pastor Stoos now focuses on the importance of seeing the big picture of God’s grand plan of salvation.
He shows how it is important for Christians to be both the detail person who obeys common commands and the big picture person who sees what God is doing, and will do, in history.
Pastor Stoos uses the account of the coming of the Wise Men to show simple lessons of obedience. They can be apply to vary practical areas of our lives like child-rearing, marriage, relationships and even our money!
Pastor Stoos reviews the importance of the circumcision of Jesus as God with us in the flesh and shows why our calendars fix that 8th Day as the New Year as a sign of the New Creation.
He also uses this opportunity to encourage the Saints to meditate on Psalm 51 as a guide for the new year.
Pastor Stoos takes the opportunity on Christmas Sunday to relate how the Apostle John gives us details about the Advent of Jesus in the opening of his Gospel Account. As he does we work through the seven messages that are brought to God’s people at the Incarnation of Jesus and how they show the fulfillment of all of God’s promises to His people bringing peace and joy to the earth!
Pastor Stoos follows the great example of Handel in his classic Messiah by showing the importance of the prophecies of Isaiah when it come to the Christmas accounts!
Jesus has come to save His people from their sins and that includes the God-bearer Mary. What is revealed about Mary provided great lessons for us all with regard to how we are to confess sin and walk humbly before our God.
Pastor Stoos does a quick review of the angelic appearances in the Christmas story and shows how they have been a part of God’s grand story of salvation going all the way back to the Garden of Eden.
Pastor Stoos uses the Priest Zacharias as an example of how we should trust God’s promises and to make sure that we don’t doubt when God is near.