The Real Truth about Christmas
Scriptures Referenced: (Matthew 1:18-25)
Speaker: Tom Leonard, December 23, 2018
18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (KJV)
The Real Truth of Christmas
Christmas is all about the coming of Messiah Jesus, the Son of God, who is Immanuel, God with us, sent to ___________!
1. The angel declares that the Holy Spirit conceived Son is to
be named Jesus (‘ ’) because He will save His people
from their sins. verses 20-21
Ye’shua = The LORD Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus our savior!
Psalm 49:7-8 ‘Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his own life, for the ransom of their life is costly and no payment is ever enough…’
2. His coming fulfills the ancient prophecy from Isaiah that
the Holy Spirit conceived Son will be ‘ ’
Isaiah 7:14 (About 2700 years ago - prophecy)
3. We receive forgiveness and new life by receiving Messiah Jesus - we trust in what He has done for us, and we ______
Him into our lives. (relationship)