December 12, 2021
22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.” Matthew 1:22-23 CSB
‘God with us’
Jesus coming to us as God in flesh must be true.
Here’s a compelling reason: it’s too wonderful to make up and too bold for any human to claim. It’s just not the way we make up religions.
I. He wrapped Himself in our flesh
22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
II. He wrapped Himself around us
and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.