Sunday Morning: December 25, 2005
Text: Matthew 1:18-25 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, 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. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
SAVE THE SAVED FROM THEIR SINS
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his [the] people (saved
HE CAME UNTO HIS OWN
John 1:10-11 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
ALL THE PEOPLE
Luke 2:10-11 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all [the]
people. 11 For
unto you is born this day in the city of
Nehemiah 9:27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
TAUGHT THE PEOPLE IN THE
Luke 20:1 And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, . . . (gospel of the kingdom)
TAUGHT THE PEOPLE IN THE SYNAGOGUES
Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their (the people’s) synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
JESUS TAUGHT THE PEOPLE
John 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
Matthew 10:5-7 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded
them, saying, Go not into the way of
the Gentiles, and into any
city of the Samaritans enter ye
But go rather to the lost sheep
of the house of
ONLY TO SAVED
Matthew 15:22-27 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him,
saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is
grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his
disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after
But he answered and said, I am
not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of
FROM THEIR SINS
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save
[to deliver or protect, to heal] his
[the] people (saved
SAVED FROM DROWNING
Matthew 14:29-31 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
SAVED FROM SICKNESS
Matthew 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole [saved].
RESURRECTION AND FAITH A MUST
1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
RAISED FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION
Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
DEATH FOR SALVATION
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born
again [from above], he cannot see the
Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
THE BLOOD FOR DELIVERANCE
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission [afesiv, deliverance, liberty].
RELEASED FROM OUR SINS
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed [released] us from our sins in his own blood,
RELEASED BY THE BLOOD
Colossians 1:12-14 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness [afesiv, deliverance, liberty, remission] of sins: