A Study Of Christ: The Person & Name Of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25)Phillip Stuckey, January 5, 2020
Part of the A Study of Christ series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1). All was good until the fall of mankind and then God promised that He would send a Savior (Gen. 3:15). This year we want to continue our study of God, but we want to shift our focus to Jesus Christ, the One who was sent by God to save us and all humanity from sin (John 3:16). In this lesson, we want to introduce our study for this year and consider the personal name of Jesus.
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Matthew 1:18–25 (Listen)
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 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. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.