JESUS IS COMING!

4 Week Christmas Series

 

WEEK #1 - ANTICIPATION - JESUS IS COMING!

TEXT - Old Testament Scriptures

 

The Old Testament Prophets anticipated the birth of our Lord Jesus. Here are three of their prophecies:

 

THE VIRGIN - Isaiah 7:14

The virgin, of course, was Mary.

The birth was of "Emmanuel", "God is with us".

 

THE VISIT - Micah 5:2

The visit is to Bethlehem.

The visitor is the one that will be ruler in Israel. (Isaiah 11:1-10)

The visitor is eternal.

 

THE VICTORY - Isaiah 9:6

"The government shall be upon his shoulders."

He is:

"Wonderful"

"Counselor"

"Mighty God"

"Everlasting Father

"Prince of Peace"

 

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WEEK #2 - ANNOUNCEMENT - JESUS IS COMING!

TEXT - Luke 1:26-38

 

GOD'S FAVOR - Vss. 26-28

MARY'S FUTURE - Vss. 29-37

MARY'S FAITH - Vs. 38

 

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WEEK #3 - ASSURANCE - JESUS IS COMING!

TEXT - Matthew 1:18-25

 

To me, Joseph is the forgotten man of Christmas.  It took a man of great faith to believe and accept the events surrounding his pregnant wife.  God gave Him the assurance that what was happening was indeed of God and in God's perfect will.

 

CONCEPTION - Vs. 18

Mary was engaged to Joseph. Engagement in that culture, engagement made a couple was considered married, even though the marriage had not been consummated. During this time of engagement, Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit.

 

CONFUSION - Vs. 19

You can imagine Joseph's disappointment.  Because he was a just man, he decided to privately divorce Mary.  He loved her too much, I feel, to bring her public embarrassment.

 

COMFORT - Vss. 20-23

Joseph was told that Mary was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

He received the comfort of God in a dream.

This birth is the fulfillment of prophecy.

 

COMMITMENT - Vss. 24-25

Joseph, by faith, made a commitment to Mary and to guardianship of the Son of God.

 

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WEEK #4 - ARRIVAL - JESUS IS HERE!

TEXT - Matthew 2 and Luke 2

 

THE PLACE OF BIRTH - Luke 2:1-7, Matthew 2:1-6

 

THE PROCLAMATION BY ANGELS - Luke 2:8-14

 

THE PEOPLE WHO SAW (WITNESSED)

The arrival of the Messiah was witnessed by:

 

The Shepherds - Luke 2:15-20

Simeon - Luke 2:25-35

Anna - Luke 2:36-38

The Wise Men - Matthew 2:7-12

 

 

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