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Raintree Community Church

Dec 4, 2022

Text:  Matthew 1:18-25  


The Miracle of Jesus’ Birth (Matthew 1:18)

  • The nature of the incarnation: Jesus is fully God and fully man.
  • This is central to the Christian faith!
The Crisis of Jesus’ Birth (Matthew 1:19-20)
  • Mary’s pregnancy proved to be a test of Joseph’s faith.
The Purpose of Jesus’ Birth (Matthew 1:21-23)
  • Jesus’ name declared His mission: “For He will save His people from their sins.”
  • Jesus’ birth was prophecy fulfilled (Isaiah 7:14).
The Response to Jesus’ Birth (Matthew 1:24-25)
  • Joseph obeyed the Lord and followed His plan despite what it would cost him.