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Jesus The Messiah

God With Us
Josh Canizaro
December 23, 2018
(Matthew 1:18-23 NLT) “This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”
✓ Jesus is the Son of God.
✓ Jesus was sent to save us from sin.
✓ Jesus is the Messiah.
1. Save us.
(Matthew 1:21) “She will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
2. Calm our fears.
(Matthew 1:20 NLT) “The angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.”
3. Teach us a better way.
(Matthew 1:19-20 NLT) “Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream.”
4. Bring hope to our world.
(Luke 1:46-48 NLT) “Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.”
(2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT) “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly.”