Anticipating Immanuel – His Relationship
December 6, 2020
Anticipate Immanuel our King
The coming of Jesus the king was better than imagined
Ex. 20:19 “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
Isaiah 30:19-21 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more.
He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries. Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him.
Isaiah 7:14 The Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’)
Messiah will be called God with us
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The Messiah will be God
John 1:1, 10-14 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God… He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son
Jesus, Immanuel, God with us, was better than religion
Philippians 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ
1 Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy
Not that great people got to come close to God
People became great when God came close to them
Anticipate Immanuel our God
Jesus wanted to be closer than religion