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Sunday morning: December 20, 2015

Message Title: The Reason for Christmas: We all Need a Savior

by: Pastor Gary Yochum
Scripture Reference: Matthew 1.18-25
Tags: gospel, new testament, christmas

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Central Thought: Jesus is the reason for the season; the reason Jesus came is because we all need a Savior ...

Central Thought: Jesus is the reason for the season; the reason Jesus came is because we all need a Savior

God is the Author

Historical

            Trustworthy

                        Meaningful

                                     Powerful

Attract, Evangelize, Redeem Sinners

The Cast: Angel; Engaged Couple; Baby

Angel = Messenger

Mary = Identified with Jesus

Joseph = Influencer of Jesus

Baby = Jesus - Immanuel

The Plot: God sends His Son to earth

Unusual Pregnancy

Unique Baby (Son of God)

The Moral:  Jesus will save people from their sin

Jesus: explains God’s purpose

            Christmas happened . . .

                        because sin happened

                        because the cross needed to happen

                        so confession and belief would happen

Immanuel: reveals God’s presence

Immanuel = God with us

                        compassion

                                                            comfort

                                                                                     contentment