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In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, "The Baby that Changed Everything!" from Matthew 1:18-25. Join us as we read the Christmas story and learn three principles that can help us understand the impact of Jesus' birth and how God works in our lives. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your faith in Jesus and encourage you to praise Him for His involvement in your life!
Scripture ReferenceMatthew 1:18-25
The Baby that Changed Everything!
Matthew 1:18a ESV
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.
Matthew 1:1 ESV
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1st God whispers to us
Matthew 1:20 ESV
Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph…”
Matthew 1:22 ESV
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
The longer we wait to obey when God speaks:
1. The less sure we become that God has spoken
2. The more quiet the sound of God’s voice becomes
3. The more difficult it is for us to obey
Matthew 1:24 NIV
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
2nd God works all around us
Matthew 1:18a+b ESV
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph…
Matthew 1:18c ESV
...before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:19a ESV
And her husband Joseph, being a just man…
Matthew 1:19 ESV
And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
Matthew 1:20a ESV
But as he considered these things…
Matthew 1:20-21 ESV
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."
Matthew 1:24-25 ESV
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.
3rd God wants to be with us
Matthew 1:22-23 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).