The Word: Prophecy and Fulfillment of Messiah’s Virgin Birth

Yesterday, my pastor preached on the necessity and miraculousness of Jesus’s virgin birth. Cribbing from my sermon notes I just wanted to share some relevant Bible passages with you.

Isaiah 7:13-15 “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.”

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A Christmas Sermon from Matthew 1 and 2

Matthew 1:21-23 “She will bear a Son; and you shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who will save his people from their sins.  Now all this took place that what was spoken by the lord through the prophet might be fulfilled: saying, ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel.’  Which, translated, means ‘God with us.’” Continue reading

God Offered Friendship to His Enemies

An important reminder from Nancy Guthrie’s advent devotional, Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room.

“Left on our own, we are sinners who naturally fight against God. That makes him our enemy. But God has not left us on our own. Even though we have declared war on him deep in our hearts, he has declared peace with us. This friendship is made possible not because Jesus was born, but because Jesus would die. Paul wrote, ‘Since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of the Son’ (Romans 5:10).”