What Child Is This? Part 4

Series: What Child Is This?

December 24, 2017
Pastor Steve Schulze

What Child Is This? Christmas series, where we take a deeper look at four different perspectives of who the Christ child is.

Episode Notes

Sunday, December 24, 2017 What Child Is This? - Part 5

Answer: The Messiah - the Christ - the Lord - the One prophetically spoken of

We are called to be a “waiting” people

There are seven primary words in the Bible that deal with the subject of waiting on the Lord. Four reside in the Old Testament:

Qavah - 1. To bind together (perhaps by twisting strands as making a rope) 2. Look patiently 3. Tarry or wait 4. Hope, expect, look eagerly

Yachal - 1. To wait, to hope, to wait expectantly 2. To wait with trust

Damam -1. To wait in silence, to be still, to grow silent 2. To wait, tarry, rest

Chakah -1. To wait 2. To tarry 3. To long for

Three reside in the New Testament: 

Prosdechomai - 1. To receive to one’s self, receive favorably 2. Expect, look for, wait for (the focus of this word is on the coming of the Lord in either His first or His second advents) 

Apekdechomai - 1. To await 2. To expect eagerly (the focus of this word is on the coming of the Lord and the glorious blessings that follow) 

Anameno - 1. To wait for an arrival of one who is expected, to wait with patience and confidence (the literal meaning of this word means to wait up as a parent might wait up for a child to come home) 

The first waiting is over... “Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was right-eous and devout, waiting (prosdechomai) for the consolation of Isreal, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, ’Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Isreal.’” Luke 2:25-32 

The second waiting is on… 

Titus 2:13 New International Version NIV While we wait for the blessed hope - the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 

Titus 2:13 New International Version NIV While we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.

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