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The Incarnation of Christ (3 of 4)
Series: The Christmas Prophecies
The season is upon us and we look forward to this time of celebrating the birth of Christ. And our lesson is about that today. We are going to be studying about “The Incarnation of Christ” in our series “Christmas Prophecies”. I love prophecies and I know you do as well and today’s lesson is a lesson that we may have to study in two parts. It is from the Book of Micah. The Book of Micah is a little book found almost to the end of the Old Testament.
The Book of Micah is one of the Minor Prophets. Now minor prophets means it is talking about the size of the book not the importance of the book. The Minor Prophets are the prophets that spoke to Israel mostly during the time when Israel was in captivity and when Israel returned to the land after captivity. So these prophets spoke at a time about 400 – 500 years before the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Prophets like Hosea, Amos, Joel, and Micah were called Minor Prophets. While Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel, whose works are long with many chapters, are called the Major Prophets of Scripture. They are considered to be major because of the content and because of the material found in them. While these prophets are little books called the Minor Prophets.
The Book of Micah has some important prophecy and one very important prophecy about the incarnation of Christ. Now you know that if you have studied Scripture long that in one little passage of Scripture there can be so much important teachings. For example, Genesis 1:1, “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” You could teach on that for many, many weeks, just that one verse. “In the beginning” you could teach about what was the beginning and “In the beginning God” and you could teach about the person, nature, and attributes of God. Or in John 1:1, “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. ...
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