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All I Want For Christmas II

Pastor Ben

12/15/19

Matthew 1:18-25 ESV

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When

his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they

came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.


And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to

put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 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."


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).


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.”

I. A Burden from the Holy Spirit

(Isaiah 61:1-3, Romans 8:26, Colossians 1:24-29)


Matthew 1:18 ESV

...When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.


Romans 15:20-21 ESV

I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named..."Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."

II. A Word from the Lord

(Psalms 107:19-20, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12-13)


Times You Need a Word from the Lord:

1. This morning

2. Tomorrow morning

3. In your daily routine

4. In crises

5. When God is doing something different than your thinking...


Matthew 1:19-21 ESV

...an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph 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.”


Luke 1:37 ESV

For nothing will be impossible with God.


Luke 1:37 AMPC

...no word from God shall be without power...

III. A Promise that Changes Everything

(Isaiah 43:1-2, Matthew 28:18-20, John 14:16-17)


2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.


Matthew 1:22-25 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).”


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.


Matthew 1:23 ESV

...they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).