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December 22, 2019 Speaker: Brandon Phillips

Topic: The Gospel, Christmas Passage: Matthew 1:18–1:25

Sermon Outline

Matthew explains the events surrounding the birth of the Messiah from Joseph and Mary's unique perspective (Matthew 1:18-25):

  1. The Birth of Jesus Explained (1:18) 
  2. The Birth of Jesus Examined (1:19-20)
  3. The Birth of Jesus Elucidated (1:21)
  4. The Birth of Jesus Equated (1:22-23)
  5. The Birth of Jesus Executed (1:24-25)

"The virgin birth is posted on guard at the door of the mystery of Christmas; and none of us must think of hurrying past it. It stands on the threshold of the New Testament, blatantly supernatural, defying our rationalism, informing us that all that follows belongs to the same order as itself and that if we find it offensive there is no point in proceeding further." ~ Donald Macleod

"God, in His wisdom, ordained a combination of human and divine influence in the birth of Christ, so that His full humanity would be evident to us from the fact of His ordinary human birth from a human mother, and His full deity would be evident from the fact of His conception in Mary’s womb by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit." ~ Wayne Grudem

Sunday Service Songs (hymns found in Sing The Wonders hymnal)

  • How Great Thou Art (#34)
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful (#131)
  • In Christ Alone (#138)
  • Come Adore The Humble King (CCLI #7134769)
  • To God Be The Glory (#28)