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For God So Loved The World He Gave...

Dec 10, 2023 | Kelvin Kauffeldt

For God so Loved the World He Gave Himself

Matthew 1:18-25

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There is a danger when something becomes so familiar to us that we forget just how amazing it really is. This is why it is critical each year in the midst of all the business and commercialization of Christmas that we as children of God intentionally prioritize opening His Word both as a church family and in our individual homes in order to recount the miraculous and mysterious way God came to be with us.

Three amazing facts about how God gave Himself to us

1. He came to us first as a baby (vs. 18a)
- Jesus the Messiah, Son of God, second person of the triune God arrived to be with us as a human baby
- We must never forget His true humanity, His true divinity or His true humility (cf. Phil. 2:6-8)

Be encouraged – we have a saviour who is familiar with our struggles, physically, mentally and emotionally. We can never say to him, “you don’t understand” because he does (Heb. 4:14-16; 2:18)

2. He came to us born of an engaged virgin (vs. 18b)
- Before Mary and Joseph had consummated their marriage physically, she was pregnant
- Jesus was conceived in Mary by a creative, supernatural miracle of the Holy Spirit

Be encouraged – God came to us in a way that meant Jesus was qualified to save us from our sins

3. He came to us under the care of a righteous earthly adoptive father (vs. 29-25)
- True believers of God take His Word seriously
- Obedience to God’s Word even when it is difficult reflects our genuine love for God

Be encouraged – because God the Son came, spiritual adoption to sonship with the God the Father is available enabling one to become God’s child (cf. Gal. 4:4-7)

The miraculous and mysterious way in which God loved us so much that He gave Himself, Immanuel, reveals the truth that salvation is totally the work of a loving and supernatural Heavenly Father, not the work of man. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves from our sins, and that is no more evident than the way Jesus the Messiah entered the world.



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