It's hard to believe

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1. Sheep are wayward

1.1. Wander

1.2. Isaiah 53:6 (NLT) 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.

1.2.1. "left God's path"

1.3. Don’t do great own

1.3.1. Stressed

1.3.2. Anxious

1.3.3. Overwhelmed

1.4. Eat too much

1.4.1. Don’t rest enough

1.4.2. Overspend

1.4.3. Overwork

1.4.4. Over worry!

1.5. Chasing things

1.5.1. Approval

1.5.2. Status

1.5.3. Likes

1.6. Isaiah 53:6 (NLT) 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.

1.6.1. 700 years before

1.7. Isaiah 53:7 (NLT) 7 He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.

2. What Jesus endure

2.1. Price paid

2.2. Solve our problem

2.3. Give eternal life

2.4. Isaiah 53:6 (NLT) 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.

2.5. Like sheep

2.5.1. Not compliment!

2.5.2. Sheep not sharpest knife drawer!

2.6. Trained

2.6.1. Dog

2.6.2. Bird

2.6.3. Hamster

2.6.4. Pig

2.6.5. Devil spawn

2.7. Trained Sheep

2.7.1. Watch my sheep SIT

2.7.2. Baaaaa

2.7.3. Sheep are weak

2.7.3.1. Defenseless

2.7.3.2. Fall over

2.7.3.2.1. Can’t get up!

2.7.3.3. Don't scatter, they clump

2.7.4. Sheep are witless

2.7.4.1. Follow each other into danger

2.7.4.2. Turkey 2005

2.7.4.2.1. 1500 sheep walked off cliff

2.7.4.2.2. Only 400 died

2.7.4.2.3. Cushion 1100

3. THE GIFT

3.1. It's Hard To Believe

3.2. NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME

3.3. A King Like No Other

4. Birth of Christ

4.1. Holy event happened thousands years ag

4.2. The Gift

4.2.1. Wisemen traveled great distance worship Jesus!

4.2.2. Wise men knelt before toddler to worship

4.2.3. Matthew 2:10 (NLT) 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!

4.2.4. Matthew 2:11 (NLT) 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

4.3. Unusual gifts

4.3.1. Cow tongue

4.3.2. A naughty couples game

4.3.3. A box of weights with a gift card

4.3.4. Frankincense High Priest

4.3.5. Gold King

4.3.6. Myrrh...

5. Myrrh

5.1. Valuable gum like substance

5.2. Mentioned 17 x bible Occasionally used anesthetic

5.3. Jesus cross

5.4. Wine mixed myrrh

5.4.1. Mark 15:23 (NLT) 23 They offered him wine drugged with myrrh, but he refused it.

5.5. Most commonly known ingredient Embalm Dead

6. Jesus

6.1. Suffering servant

6.2. Lamb of God

6.3. Born to die for sins of the world!

6.4. Start by showing you

6.4.1. Our problem

6.4.2. “You gotta a problem!”

7. Ever been

7.1. Hurt

7.2. Betrayed

7.3. Left out

7.4. Misunderstood

7.5. Understands!

7.5.1. Isaiah 53:3 NLT 3 He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.

7.5.2. Isaiah 53:4 (NLT) 4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!

7.5.3. Isaiah 53:5 (NLT) 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

8. Why should you follow Jesus

8.1. Garden of Gethsemane

8.1.1. Sorrowful and troubled

8.1.2. Capillaries around sweat pores leak blood into the sweat

8.1.3. Hemosiderosis

8.2. Blood dripped from brow

8.3. Not my will!

8.4. Refuses myrrh

8.4.1. 700 years before

8.5. Isaiah 53:8 (NLT) 8 Unjustly condemned, he was led away. No one cared that he died without descendants, that his life was cut short in midstream. But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people.

8.6. Isaiah 53:9 (NLT) 9 He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave.

8.7. Isaiah 53:11 (NLT) 11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.

9. What sets Christianity apart from other religions?

9.1. Buddhism

9.2. Hinduism

9.3. Islam

9.4. New Age?

9.5. Kill one-year old lamb

9.5.1. Eat w/family

9.5.1.1. Blood doorpost!

9.5.1.1.1. Death will Passover your house

9.5.1.1.2. Saved

9.5.2. Slaughter innocent, harmless lamb

9.5.2.1. Smear blood on house!

9.5.2.2. Confounding

9.5.2.2.1. Confusing

9.5.2.2.2. Disturbing

9.5.2.2.3. Offensive

9.6. Foreshadows CROSS!

9.6.1. Even the shape

9.6.2. What distinguishes Gospel

9.6.2.1. God loved you so much sent Jesus!

9.6.3. Pierced our rebellion

9.6.3.1. Crushed sins

9.6.3.2. Beaten whole

9.6.3.3. Stripes healed

9.7. Myrrh

9.7.1. Embalming substance

9.7.2. Gift to Jesus

9.7.3. child.

9.7.4. Why?

9.7.4.1. Foreshadows

9.7.5. Luke 9:22 (NLT) 22 “The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”

9.7.6. Luke 9:23 (NLT) 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

9.7.6.1. Have their best lives now!

9.7.6.2. Pray prayer, then Jesus home boy

9.7.7. Luke 9:23 (NLT) 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

9.7.8. Baby in a manger

9.7.8.1. Not just a holy story then

9.7.8.2. Grandma gifts!

9.7.9. Your lies

9.7.9.1. Lust

9.7.9.2. Selfishness

9.7.9.3. Greed

9.7.9.4. Hatred

9.7.9.5. Anger!

9.7.10. (Jonathan) (Cheated)—Pierced for Jonathan’s adultery

9.7.10.1. When God became flesh

9.7.10.1.1. Wisemen travelled hundreds mile

9.7.10.1.2. Gold

9.7.10.1.3. Frankincense

9.7.10.1.4. Myrrh

9.7.10.1.5. The Gift

9.7.10.2. This child

9.7.10.2.1. God in flesh

9.7.10.2.2. Lamb of God

9.7.10.2.3. Born to die

9.7.10.2.4. Live!

9.7.10.3. Not baby in a manger

9.7.10.3.1. Lamb of God

9.7.10.3.2. Died for you

9.7.10.3.3. Died for me

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