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Lesson 1 of 26 in a series of New Testament Vistas. This sermon on the Birth of Christ was presented October 30, 2011, at Palm Desert Church of Christ by Dale Wells.

Lesson 1 of 26 in a series of New Testament Vistas. This sermon on the Birth of Christ was presented October 30, 2011, at Palm Desert Church of Christ by Dale Wells.

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  • Feel the chillBeginning NT Vista series – through June 2012No place to begin but with the Birth of Christ.So, today is Christmas i
  • God created Adam and Eve so they could enjoy a personal relationshipDid what they were not supposed to do — broke God’s rules — “sin”Result: they and their descendants lost their relationship with GodGod promised to some day do something about their sin — 3:15Genesis 3:15 NBLH "Pondré enemistad Entre tú y la mujer, Y entre tu simiente y su simiente; él te herirá en la cabeza, Y tú lo herirás en el talón."
  • 1,800 B.C. — Promise to Abraham (Gen 12:3b)Through Abraham he will bless all people (families)Genesis 12:3 NBLH "Bendeciré a los que te bendigan, Y al que te maldiga, maldeciré. En ti serán benditas todas las familias de la tierra."
  • 1,000 B.C. — Promise to King David (2 Sam 7:12-14)2 Samuel 7:12-14 NBLH "Cuando tus días se cumplan y reposes con tus padres, levantaré a tu descendiente después de ti, el cual saldrá de tus entrañas, y estableceré su reino. (13) "El edificará casa a Mi nombre, y Yo estableceré el trono de su reino para siempre. (14) "Yo seré padre para él y él será hijo para Mí. Cuando cometa iniquidad, lo castigaré con vara de hombres y con azotes de hijos de hombres,Physical descendant (“your own flesh and blood”)Reign over an eternal kingdomFather/Son relationshipCame to be known as the “Messiah/Christ”
  • 700 B.C. — Related prophecy from Micah 5:2Micah 5:2 NBLH Pero tú, Belén (Casa del Pan) Efrata, Aunque eres pequeña entre las familias de Judá, De ti Me saldrá el que ha de ser gobernante en Israel. Y sus orígenes son desde tiempos antiguos, Desde los días de la eternidad.Messiah from Bethlehem“Origins are from of old, from ancient times”: supernatural king
  • 700 B.C. — Promise of a miraculous birth from a virgin (Isaiah 7:14)Isaiah 7:14 NBLH "Por tanto, el Señor mismo les dará esta señal: Una virgen concebirá y dará a luz un hijo, y Le pondrá por nombre Emmanuel (Dios con nosotros).“Immanuel” — “God with us”Promise is not only that there would be a miraculous conceptionSomething supernatural about the child himself
  • Virgin (v 27)Her Son, Jesus, fulfills God’s promise made through IsaiahConnection between Jesus’ birth and Isaiah’s prophecy explicit in Matt 1:22-23Matthew 1:22-23 NBLH Todo esto sucedió para que se cumpliera lo que el Señor había hablado por medio del profeta (Isaías), diciendo: (23) "HE AQUI, LA VIRGEN CONCEBIRA Y DARA A LUZ UN HIJO, Y LE PONDRAN POR NOMBRE EMMANUEL," que traducido significa: "DIOS CON NOSOTROS."
  • Joseph was a physical descendant of King David (v 27)Luke 1:32-33 NBLH "Este será grande y será llamado Hijo del Altísimo, y el Señor Dios Le dará el trono de Su padre David; (33) y reinará sobre la casa de Jacob para siempre, y Su reino no tendrá fin."Jesus fulfills God’s promise to DavidThis Jesus will reign over his eternal kingdom forever
  • “Jesus”“God is salvation” — Matt 1:21Matthew 1:21 NBLH "Y dará a luz un Hijo, y Le pondrás por nombre Jesús, porque El salvará a Su pueblo de sus pecados."Jesus fulfills promise to Adam & Eve, and all their descendants, to save from sins
  • Divine ruler of God’s Kingdom promised in Micah.Matthew 2:3-5 NBLH Cuando lo oyó el rey Herodes (el Grande), se turbó, y toda Jerusalén con él. (4) Entonces, el rey reunió a todos los principales sacerdotes y escribas del pueblo, y averiguó de ellos dónde había de nacer el Cristo (el Mesías). (5) Y ellos le dijeron: "En Belén de Judea, porque así está escrito por el profeta:They then quoted the prophecy from Micah 5:2
  • Jesus will be a blessing to all and thereby fulfill God’s promise to AbrahamGalatians 3:8 NBLH La Escritura, previendo que Dios justificaría a los Gentiles (las naciones) por la fe, anunció de antemano las buenas nuevas a Abraham, diciendo: "EN TI SERAN BENDITAS TODAS LAS NACIONES."Blessed with forgiveness of sin“Immanuel”: “God with us”The greatest blessing we can ever receive through Abraham/anyone is to enjoy a personal relationship with our creator — presence of God
  • Goes to see her friend Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)Mary’s song (“Magnificat”) – she’s been thinking about these things on the way to see ElizabethLuke 1:46-55 NBLH Entonces María dijo: "Mi alma engrandece al Señor, (47) Y mi espíritu se regocija en Dios mi Salvador. (48) "Porque ha mirado la humilde condición de esta su sierva; Pues desde ahora en adelante todas las generaciones me tendrán por bienaventurada. (49) "Porque grandes cosas me ha hecho el Poderoso; Y santo es Su nombre. (50) "Y DE GENERACION EN GENERACION ES SU MISERICORDIA PARA LOS QUE LE TEMEN. (51) "Ha hecho proezas con Su brazo; Ha esparcido a los soberbios en el pensamiento de sus corazones. (52) "Ha quitado a los poderosos de sus tronos; Y ha exaltado a los humildes; (53) A LOS HAMBRIENTOS HA COLMADO DE BIENES Y ha despedido a los ricos con las manos vacías. (54) "Ha ayudado a Israel, Su siervo, Para recuerdo de Su misericordia (55) Tal como dijo a nuestros padres, A Abraham y a su descendencia (simiente) para siempre."
  • A distinction in Luke 1:50Distinction: blessing to all, Acts 3:25 NBLH "Ustedes son los hijos (descendientes) de los profetas y del pacto que Dios hizo con sus padres, al decir a Abraham: 'Y EN TU SIMIENTE SERAN BENDITAS TODAS LAS FAMILIAS DE LA TIERRA.'
  • But mercy only on someLuke 1:50 NBLH "Y DE GENERACION EN GENERACION ES SU MISERICORDIA PARA LOS QUE LE TEMEN.Mercy to those who Fear God, i.e. approach God in reverential awe
  • Luke 2:1-7 NBLH Aconteció en aquellos días que salió un edicto de César Augusto, para que se hiciera un censo de todo el mundo habitado (el Imperio Romano). (2) Este fue el primer censo que se levantó cuando Cirenio era gobernador de Siria. (3) Todos se dirigían a inscribirse en el censo, cada uno a su ciudad. (4) También José subió de Galilea, de la ciudad de Nazaret, a Judea, a la ciudad de David que se llama Belén (Casa del Pan), por ser él de la casa y de la familia de David, (5) para inscribirse junto con María, comprometida para casarse con él, la cual estaba encinta. (6) Sucedió que mientras estaban ellos allí, se cumplieron los días de su alumbramiento. (7) Y dio a luz a su Hijo primogénito; Lo envolvió en pañales y Lo acostó en un pesebre, porque no había lugar para ellos en el mesón.
  • Luke 2:8-14 NBLH En la misma región había pastores que estaban en el campo, cuidando sus rebaños durante las vigilias de la noche. (9) Y un ángel del Señor se les presentó, y la gloria del Señor los rodeó de resplandor, y tuvieron gran temor. (10) Pero el ángel les dijo: "No teman, porque les traigo buenas nuevas de gran gozo que serán para todo el pueblo; (11) porque les ha nacido hoy, en la ciudad de David, un Salvador, que es Cristo (el Mesías) el Señor. (12) "Esto les servirá de señal: hallarán a un Niño envuelto en pañales y acostado en un pesebre." (13) De repente apareció con el ángel una multitud de los ejércitos celestiales, alabando a Dios y diciendo: (14) "Gloria a Dios en las alturas, Y en la tierra paz entre los hombres (de buena voluntad) en quienes El se complace."Appropriate — very low on the social scaleBlessing of Abraham is available for all, even shepherds“Great joy for all the people” (2:10)
  • Blessing to all:Acts 3:25 NBLH "Ustedes son los hijos (descendientes) de los profetas y del pacto que Dios hizo con sus padres, al decir a Abraham: 'Y EN TU SIMIENTE SERAN BENDITAS TODAS LAS FAMILIAS DE LA TIERRA.'
  • God’s peace is only on those with whom he is pleased — those who fear him:Luke 2:14 NBLH "Gloria a Dios en las alturas, Y en la tierra paz entre los hombres (de buena voluntad) en quienes El se complace."“Peace” means that the conflict has ended and relationship restored — we all desperately need that peace
  • “Son of the Most High/God” His Father is God, not Joseph — Jesus fulfills God’s promise in 2 Sam 7Biblical language for being God (John 1:1; 10:30)God could have sent the messiah some other way — born of a virginbut he sent Jesus this way to make it clear that Jesus was GodNecessary, because in 33 years this baby will die on the crossOn that cross this baby will carry all the sins of all people.No human being could endure that painAnd no human being can pay the penalty for another person’s sinsOnly God could endure the pain, and only God could apply his death as the penalty for the sins of others.
  • Jesus is fully human - Born of a human motherJohn 1:14 NIV The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.Mystery that we call the “incarnation” — greatest miracleGod could have sent the messiah some other way, but he sent Jesus this way to make it clear that he was also fully humanNecessary, so that Jesus could pay the penalty for human sinOranges cannot pay the penalty for fig trees; Only a human can pay the penalty for human sinHebrews 2:17 NIV For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
  • Unique revealer of God the Father (John 1:18)John 1:18 NBLH Nadie ha visto jamás a Dios; el unigénito Dios, que está en el seno del Padre, El Lo ha dado a conocer.
  • Unique mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5)1 Timothy 2:5 NBLH Porque hay un solo Dios, y también un solo Mediador entre Dios y los hombres, Cristo Jesús hombre,
  • Unique savior (Heb 7:25)Hebrews 7:25 NBLH Por lo cual El también es poderoso para salvar para siempre a los que por medio de El se acercan a Dios, puesto que vive perpetuamente para interceder por ellos.No one else, especially no other human, can …Mystery/beauty of the incarnation — good news to the shepherds
  • Not enough to simply know these facts (demons)Takes more than intellectual assent to be at peace with God/mercyLike Adam and Eve, we are sinners/separated from the relationshipJesus, God-Man, died for my sin — penaltyBorn again, live out our lives as God’s childrenIt’s all about Jesus — no wonder God prepared us for his birth with so many promises.Offer of salvation from sin and relationship with God is offered freely to all — “good news to all people”Invite you to receive God’s blessing — To be saved by his mercyLuke 1:50 NBLH "Y DE GENERACION EN GENERACION ES SU MISERICORDIA PARA LOS QUE LE TEMEN.
  • Walk in relationship with him, to finally be at peace.Luke 2:14 NBLH "Gloria a Dios en las alturas, Y en la tierra paz entre los hombres (de buena voluntad) en quienes El se complace."

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  • NewTestamentVistas
  • OT makes some amazing promisesAdam and EveGenesis 3:15 NIV And I will put enmitybetween you and the woman, andbetween your offspring and hers; he willcrush your head, and you will strike hisheel."
  • OT makes some amazing promisesAdam and 1,800 BC Eve AbrahamGenesis 12:3 NIV I will bless thosewho bless you, and whoever cursesyou I will curse; and all peoples onearth will be blessed through you."
  • OT makes some amazing promisesAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC Eve Abraham David2 Samuel 7:12-14 NIV When your days are overand you rest with your ancestors, I will raise upyour offspring to succeed you, your own flesh andblood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is theone who will build a house for my Name, and Iwill establish the throne of his kingdom forever. Iwill be his father, and he will be my son. …
  • OT makes some amazing promisesAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David MicahMicah 5:2 NIV "But you, BethlehemEphrathah, though you are smallamong the clans of Judah, out of youwill come for me one who will be rulerover Israel, whose origins are from ofold, from ancient times."
  • OT makes some amazing promisesAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David Micah Isaiah Isaiah 7:14 NIV Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
  • 700 Years Later, God Keeps His Promises Luke 1:26-28 NIV God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgins name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
  • Note Promises God is KeepingAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David Micah IsaiahMatthew 1:22-23 NIV All this took place tofulfill what the Lord had said through the Virginprophet: "The virgin will conceive and givebirth to a son, and they will call himImmanuel" (which means "God with us").
  • Note Promises God is KeepingAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David Micah Isaiah Son of Virgin DavidLuke 1:32-33 NIV He will be great and will becalled the Son of the Most High. The Lord Godwill give him the throne of his father David,and he will reign over Jacobs descendantsforever; his kingdom will never end."
  • Note Promises God is KeepingAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David Micah Isaiah“Jesus” – Son of Yahweh Virgin David Saves!Matthew 1:21 NIV …you are to givehim the name Jesus, because he willsave his people from their sins."
  • Note Promises God is KeepingAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David Micah Isaiah “Jesus” – Ruler of Son of Yahweh God’s Virgin David Saves! kingdomMatthew 2:3-5 NIV When King Herod heard this he wasdisturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had calledtogether all the peoples chief priests and teachers of thelaw, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. "InBethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what theprophet has written:
  • Note Promises God is KeepingAdam and 1,800 BC 1,000 BC 700 BC 700 BC Eve Abraham David Micah Isaiah“Jesus” – Ruler of Blessing to Son of Yahweh God’s Virgin all David Saves! kingdomGalatians 3:8 NIV Scripture foresaw that God wouldjustify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospelin advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessedthrough you."
  • Mary becomes pregnant, as God promisedLuke 1:46-55 NIV And Mary said: "My soul glorifies theLord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he hasbeen mindful of the humble state of his servant. Fromnow on all generations will call me blessed, for theMighty One has done great things for me-- holy is hisname. His mercy extends to those who fear him, fromgeneration to generation. He has performed mightydeeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proudin their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulersfrom their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He hasfilled the hungry with good things but has sent the richaway empty. He has helped his servant Israel,remembering to be merciful to Abraham and hisdescendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors."
  • Distinction in Luke 1:50 • Acts 3:25 NIV And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham,Blessing to Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed. all
  • Distinction in Luke 1:50 • Acts 3:25 NIV And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham,Blessing to Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed. all • Luke 1:50 NIV His mercy extends to those who fear him, fromMercy only generation to generation. to some
  • Jesus is BornLuke 2:1-7 NIV In those days Caesar Augustus issued adecree that a census should be taken of the entire Romanworld. (This was the first census that took place whileQuirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went totheir own town to register. So Joseph also went up fromthe town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem thetown of David, because he belonged to the house and lineof David. He went there to register with Mary, who waspledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.While they were there, the time came for the baby to beborn, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. Shewrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger,because there was no guest room available for them.
  • The Birth AnnouncementLuke 2:8-14 NIV And there were shepherds living out in thefields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Anangel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of theLord shone around them, and they were terrified. But theangel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you goodnews that will cause great joy for all the people. Today inthe town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is theMessiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find ababy wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly agreat company of the heavenly host appeared with theangel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in thehighest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom hisfavor rests."
  • Distinction in Luke 2:14 • Acts 3:25 NLT You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, Through your descendants all theBlessing to all families on earth will be blessed.
  • Distinction in Luke 2:14 • Acts 3:25 NLT You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, Through your descendants all theBlessing to all families on earth will be blessed. • Luke 2:14 NLT "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace onPeace to those earth to those with whom God is pleased."who please him
  • God does not treat all people the same God is fair to all
  • God does not treat all people the same God is fair to all Only some receive his mercy and peace
  • Who then is this baby Jesus? Jesus is fully GodJohn 1:1 NIV In the beginning was the Word, and theWord was with God, and the Word was God.John 10:30 NIV I and the Father are one."
  • Who then is this baby Jesus? Jesus is fully God Jesus is Fully Human
  • Jesus is UniqueRevealer of John 1:18 NIV No one has ever seen God, but the one God the and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest Father relationship with the Father, has made him known.
  • Jesus is UniqueRevealer of John 1:18 NIV No one has ever seen God, but the one God the and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest Father relationship with the Father, has made him known. Mediator 1 Timothy 2:5 NIV For there is one God and one between mediator between God and mankind, the man ChristGod & Man Jesus,
  • Jesus is UniqueRevealer of John 1:18 NIV No one has ever seen God, but the one God the and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest Father relationship with the Father, has made him known. Mediator 1 Timothy 2:5 NIV For there is one God and one between mediator between God and mankind, the man ChristGod & Man Jesus, Hebrews 7:25 NIV Therefore he is able to save Savior completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
  • Jesus: God’s blessing to all; Will you accept • Luke 1:50 NIV His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to His mercy? generation.
  • Jesus: God’s blessing to all; Will you accept • Luke 1:50 NIV His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to His mercy? generation. • Luke 2:14 NLT "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with His peace? whom God is pleased."