Hope Gives | Week 2 | 12/13/20

SERIES: Hope Gives
MESSAGE: Hope is Here
DATE: December 13, 2020

The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant from the Holy Spirit. So her husband, Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.   Matthew 1:18-19


But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:20-22


Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.”  Matthew 1:23


When Joseph woke up, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her  but did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he named him Jesus.  Matthew 1:24-25


Jesus – God saves


“Christmas is the moment when God launched a ‘divine rescue’ mission of humankind.” N.T. Wright 


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God  Romans 3:23 


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23


For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.


Immanuel – God is with us

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14


Presence and his Power


Comfort and Courage


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