Oh What a Name is JESUS_Advent_2022

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His Name is Jesus

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Matthew 1:18–25 ESV
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.
Matthew 1:21 ESV
21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

You and Your Sin

“She will bear a son”
The Start of Sin
Gen 3.6 = Sin entered into the world
Rom 5.12 “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—”
James 1:14–15 “14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”
Start of sin was not only the garden but in our hearts
Like the ancient myth of pandora, once it it out you cannot put it back in
the start of sin is not the end of sin
The Separation of sin
Gen 3.24 = driven out of the garden
Rom 3.10-12 “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.””
Eze 18.4 “4 Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.”
separation from one another
separation from God in this life
separation from God in the life to come
Eze 18.20 “20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.”
2 Thes 1.9 “9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,”
The Sorrow of sin
Gen 4.13 = Cain - punishment is greater than can bear
Ps 31.10 “For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.”
Gal 6.8 “8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
The deceitfulness of sin
Satan came to kill and steal but Jesus came to have life in abundance
True pleasures are only found in the LORD

You and Your Saviour

“You shall call His name Jesus”
A Consecrated Saviour
Jhn 10.36 “36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?”
Heb 7.26 “26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.”
Act 4.12 “12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.””
Just like the hight priest of the OT
there is one way to be saved
A Concerned Saviour
Matt 9.36 “36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
Heb 4.15 “15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
Rev 21.4 “4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.””
Jesus was concerned for the marginalized
God so LOVED the world… No greater LOVE then laying down life
Jesus is concerned about your physical life as well as spiritual life
A Cleansing Saviour
1 Jhn 1.7 “… the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1 Jhn 1.9 “9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Mark 1.40-41 “40 And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.””
Matt 23.26 “26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.”
Ps 51.2 “2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!”
He makes us new / washes us in His blood
As far as the east is from the west.

You and Your Salvation

“He will save His people from their sin”
Prophesied Salvation
Zech 8.7 “7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country,”
Isa 59.20 “20 “And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord.”
Isa 7.14 “14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Luke 4:21 “21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”” - - [Isa 61:1-2]
Prophesied = Promised - God keeps His promises
Prophesy fulfilled
Prophesy made in Him…
Personal Salvation
Ps 68.20 “20 Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.”
Jhn 10.27 “27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
Ps 62.1-2 “1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”
Jesus has come for you
Jesus Loves you
Jesus died for you
Rom 14:12 “12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”
Rom 14.22 “22 The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God… “
Matt 11.28 “28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Professed Salvation
Rom 10.9 “9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Act 4.12 “12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.””
Matt 7.21 “21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Matt 10.32-33 “32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
profession is a good start but not enough
We ourselves must be professed
Group Questions
How does a denial of Jesus’ virgin birth affect the gospel message?
What details of Jesus’ earthly ministry demonstrate His full humanity?
List several characteristics of Jesus’ ministry that display His divinity.
Explain how Jesus’ divine and human natures are different, yet unified.
Why is it insufficient to say that Jesus was only a great moral example for us?
How did Jesus’ birth fulfill the promise of Genesis 3:15?
How is Jesus contrasted with Adam?
How did Jesus fulfill Isaiah 7:14?
How would you explain to an unbeliever that Jesus is both God and man?
How should Matthew 1:21 shape the way you read the rest of this Gospel?
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