IMMANUEL, GOD WITH US
The meaning of Christmas is the Christ Child is Immanuel, God with us!
1. God desired a relationship with His children. Verse 23
*God, the Father, Son & Spirit are One. (Deut. 4:6); for the first time, the Son would leave this perfect, divine
relationship and come to the earth. (John 16:28)
He is Immanuel, God with us!
2. God let His Son become fully human/flesh. Verse 20
The Son, fully God, became fully human and endured all the experience and perplexity of human experience, yet was
without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
Therefore, He can understand and sympathize with our weakness.
3. God let his Son die and be raised to provide the gift of salvation. (vv. 21-23)
Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, was the only one who could take our penalty for our sin.
He proved His sacrifice was sufficient because God raised Him from death and He now offers us the gift of
forgiveness and new life through His indwelling Spirit. (Galatians 4:4-6)
Have you received Godâ€™s Christmas gift of love, grace & forgiveness by receiving Jesus Christ into your life?