God With Us - The Baby That Changed Everything
Series: God With Us
December 23, 2018
GOD WITH US – 3
The Baby that Changed Everything!
Matthew 1:18a ESV
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.
Matthew 1:1 ESV
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1. God whispers to us
Matthew 1:20 ESV
Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph…”
Matthew 1:22 ESV
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
The longer we wait to obey when God speaks:
1. The less sure we become that God has spoken
2. The more quiet the sound of God’s voice becomes
3. The more difficult it is for us to obey
Matthew 1:24 NIV
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
2. God works all around us
Matthew 1:18a+b ESV
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph…
Matthew 1:18c ESV
…before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:19a ESV
And her husband Joseph, being a just man…
Matthew 1:19 ESV
And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
Matthew 1:20a ESV
But as he considered these things…
Matthew 1:20-21 ESV
But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:24-25 ESV
When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
3. God wants to be with us
Matthew 1:22-23 ESV
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
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