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Matthew 1:21-23 " And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call
his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22Now
all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the
Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child,
and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us."
Because of that first Christmas, the child of God is recipient of
three great assurances that provide comfort and strength throughout
God's Own Son
As Mary rocks her baby boy she’s filled with sadness, filled with joy.
She looks upon that tiny face and sees the hope of every race.
Her heart is filled with a mother's glow; and she never wants to let
Him go. She'll see Him run and laugh and play and longs to keep Him
safe each day. His life won't be an easy one, His destiny hard, as
God's own Son. Mary sees the miracles He'll perform, the lepers healed
and free from scorn. The lame will walk, the blind will see. She sees
His love will set us free. And then she sees Him on a cross. She feels
His pain and feels our loss. She knows His life must come to this. She
sheds a tear and gives a kiss. His life won't be an easy one, His
destiny hard, as God's own Son. So as Christmas time draws near and we
are all so "busy" here, with shopping, baking, trees of green Lets
ask, what does this really mean? Let's take a moment from the fuss and
think of all their gifts to us. A mother's love, a baby boy, Peace and
comfort, love and joy. He was born for everyone.
Chuck Swindoll in "The Grace Awakening" wrote this:
If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an
If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an
But our greatest need was forgiveness, So God sent us a Savior!
THREE GREAT ASSURANCES THAT PROVIDE COMFORT AND STRENGTH THROUGHOUT
I. GOD WITH US!
Matthew 1:23 “…and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us.”
B. Matthew 28:20 “… and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of
D. Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee;
he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee:
fear not, neither be dismayed.”
F. Psalm 3:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.”
G. Hebrews 13:5 “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
A newspaper held a competition to find out how people would describe
friendship. The winning answer was, “A friend is someone who’s walking
in when everyone else is walking out.”
You and I have a friend that will do that, a friend who will stick
closer than a brother. Jesus.
Sam Walton was in the mid 90’s named as one of the richest men in
America. You’d never know it! He drove a pickup and lived like a
regular person. Asked why he didn’t drive a Rolls Royce he replied,
“Where would I put my dogs?” He was successful at least in part
because he connected with the common man.
That’s why Jesus came as a man to earth. God with us. To connect with
the common man - because he is an uncommon God.
II. GOD IN US!
Colossians 1:27 “… which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
The Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of His Son, is in us to seal us
until the day of redemption;
A. To guide
B. To comfort
C. To teach and empower us for Christian service.
Next time you’re in an airport notice the difference between
passengers who have confirmed tickets and those on standby. Those who
have confirmed tickets are relaxed, their confident and expectant.
Those on standby hang around the ticket counter, they pace and smoke,
pace and smoke, pace and smoke…all because of uncertainty. God offers
us freedom from the burden of uncertainty, so we can know for sure
where we stand with God.
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the
name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,
and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
III. GOD IS FOR US!
Romans 8:31-32 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for
us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but
delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely
give us all things?”
Napoleon was a great general...but an extremely poor theologian! His
declaration that "God is on the side of the army with the largest
battalions" is false.
Who then is God for?
We are to be reminded that the wonderful promise of Romans 8:31
follows that great passage of Romans 8:28-30 which clearly sets forth
that "all things work together for good to those who love God, to
those who are the called according to His purpose."
The "called according to His purpose are further characterized: “For
whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the
image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he
called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also
glorified.” Romans 8:29-30
The dedicated Christian who walks daily in the will of God can take
courage in knowing that: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall
prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment
thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD." Isaiah 54:17
Billy Graham, the great evangelist, tells of driving through a small
southern town and being stopped by a policeman and being charged with
speeding. Graham admitted his quilt, but was told by the officer that
he would have to appear in court. The judge asked, "Guilty, or not
guilty?" When Graham pleaded guilty, the judge replied, "That’ll be
ten dollars -- a dollar for every mile you went over the limit."
Suddenly the judge recognized the famous minister. "You have violated
the law," he said. "The fine must be paid--but I am going to pay it
for you." The judge took a ten dollar bill from his own wallet,
attached it to the ticket, and then took Graham out and bought him a
steak dinner! And Billy Graham used that illustration in his sermons
to explain God’s grace. That is how God treats us as repentant
sinners! He paid for our sins with his son and now we get to dine with
him in heaven.
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