“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

25/12/2020 – Christmas Service: Mary and Joseph – A not so pleasant Christmas

Bible Readings:

Matthew 2:1 – 23

Revelation 12:1 – 17

Sermon Outline:

Matthew 2:14–15 (NKJV)

14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

I  Joseph:  protector and provider – manhood

A picture of a godly man

Galatians 4:4 (NKJV)

4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

II  Herod:  deceiver and attached – falsehood

A picture of the Devil

Micah 5:2 (NKJV)

2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,

Yet out of you shall come forth to Me

The One to be Ruler in Israel,

Whose goings forth are from of old,

From everlasting.”

III  Mary:  attacked and protected – childhood

A picture of the Church