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Delivered By
Pastor Jack Peters
Delivered On
November 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Genesis 3
Subject
Christmas Revisited #1
Description

WHY?

CHRISTMAS REVISITED #1

  • Hallmark Channel shows movies.
  • T.V. networks run holiday specials.
  • Businesses have sales, have parties, give days off and issue bonuses.
  • Children (and adults) look forward to receiving and giving presents.
  • And little children look forward to a visit from the Jolly, Little Old Man in a red and white suit who has elves for employees and reindeer as transportation for his sleigh full of toys.
  • Families have special get togethers, and people travel from North to South and from East to West to be with those they love.
  • Churches have concerts, children’s programs, and extra services.

WHY? – IT’S CHRISTMAS!

Most of us would agree that many, many people who celebrate haven’t a clue about the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate Christmas.

Even we as Christians, who know that we celebrate Christmas as the day Jesus our Lord and Savior was born, may not grasp the significance of His birth.

So, this morning, let’s answer the question “Why” Jesus’ birth is so important. We’ll do by taking a brief trip through the Old Testament.

PARADISE – Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17

PROBLEM – Genesis 3:1-13,16-19, 22-24

PROMISE – Genesis 3:14-15, 21

PEOPLE – Genesis 12:1-3

PREEMINENCE – Genesis 49:10, 2 Samuel 7:12-17

Shiloh - Bible Knowledge Commentary – “Most commendable is the alternate Hebrew textual reading … meaning “to whom it belongs,” thus “until he comes to whom it [i.e., scepter] belongs.”

PROPHECIES

  • Isaiah 7:14 – “God with us”, Matthew 1:22-23
  • Isaiah 9:6 – God over us
  • Micah 5:2 – God (comes) to us
  • Isaiah 53 – God for us

PARADISE – Revelation 22:1-2

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