The Light Has Come
Scripture: John 1:1–1:5, John 1:14–1:14, Matthew 1:18–1:25
Series Introduction: Jesus is the light that has come from Heaven. The light that has reached us is like no other and has come like no other.
Introduction: Why is the virgin birth so important? Does the virgin birth really matter? Why was it so important that Jesus be born of a virgin? Why did Jesus have to become a man?
The Virgin Birth Conceived (Matthew 1:18)
- Not by Joseph
- By the Holy Spirit
The Virgin Birth Challenged (Matthew 1:19-20)
- By Joseph
- By Science
- By the Cults
- By the Church
The Virgin Birth Concluded
- Jesus Must Be Man (Matthew 1:21)
- Jesus Must Be God (John 1:1, John 1:14)
The Virgin Birth Considered
- Jesus is the Predicted One (Matthew 1:22-23)
- Jesus is God in our Presence (John 1:1-5; John 1:14)
The Virgin Birth Constructed
- By Obedience (Matthew 1:24-25)
- By Humility (Luke 1:46-48)
- By Faith (Matthew 1:24)
Application: Does the virgin birth really matter? Your salvation depends on it. The Light--Jesus came for your benefit. How will you respond to His coming?
Challenge: Use this Christmas Season to tell your circle of influence that the Light—Jesus has come.