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Introducing Jesus (2 of 2)
Series: The Story of Christmas
First impressions are so important. How many times have you heard that? It is true that the first impression-whether it's a first meeting with a person or the first sentence of a paper-sets the stage for a lasting opinion. How long has it been since you had to introduce someone really important to you?
The prophets of the Old Testament were given the divine responsibility (and inspiration) to introduce Jesus (the Messiah, the Christ, and Savior) to the world. Our text today is one of those introduction and we'll talk about what Isaiah said about Jesus. Here is our question for the day: If you had to introduce Jesus, what would you say? Just mull on that question today.
Years ago, Steve Harvey introduced Jesus and the YouTube video has had over 150,000 hits. Watch. Now that's an introduction. Like Steve or don't like Steve; that is the way Jesus should be introduced. He told of Jesus' lineage, abilities, and even future and did so with a passion.
In fact, with a little bit of passion, emotion and imagination I can get that type of introduction from our text. Ladies and Gentlemen: A child will be born for us. Who doesn't get excited about a baby? And then to think that this baby is being promised 700 years down the road!! We know He's coming because His Father keeps His word. By the way, today we know the gender of the baby months in advance….In out text, God announced the gender 700 years in advance, ''IT'S GOING TO BE A BOY.'' That's great! Now another thing is that the government is not going to like Him. What's new? Our government today allows for the Killing of babies, so this boy (like Moses) and so many others will have to take His chances.
But this is not simply a chance for this boy, this is an opportunity with this boy. For this boy hails from the line and lineage of the One who defeated Goliath, He has been spoken of since the fall of man in the Garden of ED ...
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