Anticipating Immanuel: His Reach

Anticipating Immanuel: His Reach

Anticipating Immanuel – His Reach 

December 13, 2020

Jesus came as a King better than any kind of political solution  

Anticipate Immanuel our King  

Not that great people got to come close to God 

People became great when God came close to them  

Anticipate Immanuel our God 

Jesus showed faith, not religiosity was the way to God  

The Jewish faith was never meant to be only internal  

Gen. 12:2-3 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 

Abraham was blessed to be a blessing 

Is. 49:9 I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. 

Israel was blessed to be a blessing  

God has always had the world in mind  

Blessed to be a Blessing  

Guess who was anticipating the world at Christmas?  

Guess who was anticipating the world at Christmas? 

God was! 

Luke 2:29-32 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!” 

Luke 2:8-14 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  

God was anticipating reaching the world at Christmas 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

Matthew 3:9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham 

Rev. 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 

God anticipated the world at Christmas  

Pray for the World  

Your family doesn’t make you a Christian  

We too are blessed to be a blessing  

Anticipate Immanuel – God reaches the world  

We are blessed to be a blessing