How do I deal with the pressure? Surviving Christmas, or anything else, must always include Jesus in the solution set.
“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts (teachings).”
I. Family Feuds – FAMILIY is often important and impossible at the same time
A. Internal Pressure
B. External Pressure
C. Pressure Points
II. The Prescription for Pressure
A. The Name Above All Names – Jesus
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
B. Jesus is the prescription for pressure.
III. WHAT DOES HIS NAME MEAN?
Matthew 1:1 “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham”
A. Jesus The Messiah
1. HE HAS THE ANOINTING
B. Son Of David – Speaks To Crown
1. HE HAS THE AUTHORITY
C. Son Of Abraham – Speaks To The Covenant
1. HE HAS THE ABILITY
IV. How do you overcome the PRESSURE?
A. KNOW HIS NAME
B. HIS NAME ALONE REQUIRES A RESPONSE