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New sermon series through Jeremiah. Key Verse: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (1:5)
God is with us. He is with us whatever our situation, until the end and beyond.
Christmas represents a story of great reversal. Paul captures this reversal on multiple levels in Ephesians 2. Before Christ, we were far away from God, separate from Him on account of our sin. Gentiles were especially far away from Him. Then, the Cross happened. But before the Cross happened, Christmas happened. God became flesh and made His dwelling among us. Christmas explains why the Cross mattered. For, Jesus was not just an exceptional human being. He is God, and as such, He is perfectly righteous. That is why the shedding of His blood on the Cross was sufficient to bring the unrighteous to God. And that is precisely what He did. Now, we have been brought near to God in Christ, by grace through faith. All Christians are now seated with Christ in the heavenly realms and Gentiles in Christ are actually fellow-citizens of God's people, members of God's household, and part of a holy building indwelt by God Himself.
In Isaiah's prophecy of the Christ child, we see a fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith - the dual nature of Jesus Christ. Jesus was both fully human, and fully divine.
Immanuel God with Us. It was announced in Isaiah and confirmed in Matthew. God was coming to redeem his people through his son.
Christians have a mission, namely, make disciples. The Lord has promised to be with those who are on mission for Him, and that makes all the difference! So, not forsaking the Lord's presence, go on mission! What opportunities is God giving you? What is holding you back?
As God's people, we are called upon to remember life apart from the Lord in the past in contrast to having the Lord's presence with us in the present. This is no small matter! For, the God who is with us is the God before whom the immovable Sea and River retreated. This is the the God before whom the unshakable mountains shook. This is the God before whom the hard, lifeless stone turned into pools of living water. This is the God before whom the last enemy to be defeated, death itself, was defeated. This is the God who is with His people. Even though we are powerless in ourselves and charged to carry out an impossible mission, we can serve the Lord with confidence, engaging insurmountable obstacles with faith. For the God who majors in the impossible is the God who is with us... and that makes all the difference in the world!
What is the greatest gift that you could ever receive? Well we know that Jesus is that gift. But why? Why is Jesus the greatest gift? Listen as pastor Jody Sledge draws our attention to three reasons from this passage why Jesus is the greatest gift God could ever give to us.
In this first sermon of his Advent series, Pastor Todd focuses on the name “Immanuel,” meaning “God with us,” used by the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament to refer to the coming messiah. The prophecy finds it’s fulfillment in the New Testament in the baby Jesus, which name means “Jehovah saves.” The twin privileges of having access to God and being in the presence of God, which were lost to all humanity when Adam and Eve sinned, are being restored through salvation in Jesus.