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Mega Joy (2 of 3)
Series: Love Came Down
We are in an exciting sermon series called LOVE CAME DOWN. Last week we talked about the fact that Jesus is the real star of Christmas. He is the centerpiece of why we celebrate this holiday season. We talked about all the Old Testament prophecies that Jesus fulfilled. We learned that there were at least 60 prophecies and hundreds of ramifications of Jesus coming to the earth as a child, suffering on the cross and several other aspects of his earthly ministry. We learned that the odds of just 8 prophecies coming to pass in the way that they happened at the time that they happened in the area of the world where they happened and to that one specific person were one in 10 to the 17th. 10 to the 17th power is 100 quadrillion. 100 quadrillion is the likened to the number of silver dollars stacked 2 feet high covering the entire state of Texas. It is like putting an X on one silver dollar out of your quadrillion silver dollars and taking a man and blindfolding him, drop him off at say Dallas and he would be able to find the one marked silver dollar out of 100 quadrillion on his very first attempt.
You see God wanted to make it very clear that this was His plan that the Savior would come to the earth and fulfill what God had said. He wanted to stack the evidence so high in His favor so that we would believe and put our full confidence and trust in the Savior! What an awesome God we serve.
Last week we covered two prophecies concerning Christ. The first was taken from Genesis 3 after the fall of man,
13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, ''What is this you have done?'' The woman said, ''The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'' 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, ''Because you have done this, ''Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, ...
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