Summary: Part 1 of a 2-part sermon. God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression was contained in the birth of a mere child. But how? The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru a Perfect...

  Study Tools
  Study Tools


Need:—To grasp the nature of why we celebrate Christmas & why the world gravitates away from this.

God’s promise of an end to oppression was contained in the birth of a child.

A promise to end sin’s oppression is contained in the birth of a child.

?How is God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression, contained in the birth of a child?

8 ways God’s promise of an end to sin’s oppression is contained in the birth of a child.

1—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru


—Explanation:(:6c, 7a-c)

:6—“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; ...”

*Incarnation—God in flesh

“Unto us”

—For our sakes

—God’s people under oppression of sin(Deceived—govt., spiritual leadership, directives, society, etc.)

“Child”—dly yeled yeh’-led—Child, son, boy, offspring, youth.

—Immediate confirmation of the human nature of the coming Messiah. The One thru whom the yoke of oppression is broken(:3-4).

“Born”—dly yalad yaw-lad’—To bear, bring forth, beget, gender, travail.

—Not only conceived but born as any other person on earth.

“Son”—Nb ben bane—Son, grandson, child, member of a group.

“Given”—Ntn nathan naw-than’—Niphal—To be given, be bestowed, be provided, be entrusted to, be granted to, be permitted, be issued, be published, be uttered, be assigned—To be set, be put, be made, be inflicted.


Jn. 1:1-2, 14—“In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, & the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”....“And the Word became flesh & dwelt among us, & we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace & truth.”

Rom. 6:23—“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


After college—Dad bought me a new Mazda GLC/Commitment to my commitment/Gift of Love/PERFECT GIFT


?Your GIFT the PERFECT GIFT of God?

?Your Promise in The Child, Jesus?

2—The promise to end sin’s oppression is thru


—Explanation:(:6c, 7a-c)

:6c—“...And the government will be upon His shoulder...”

“Government”—hrsm misrah mis-raw’—Rule, dominion, government.

“Upon His shoulder”

—This Child/Son will Himself bear the weight of true government. He will oppose our oppressors. Their oppressive government will give way to His.

:7a—“Of the increase of His government & peace...”

“Increase”—hbrm marbeh mar-beh’—Abundace, increase

—This child’s government/dominion will overshadow all others & will be ubiquitous. It will reach into every corner of every person’s life.

“Government”—See :6—hrsm misrah mis-raw’—Rule, dominion, government.

“Peace”—See :6—Mwlv shalowm shaw-lome’—Completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.

—His peace will be ubiquitous, overshadowing all noise & blood fo war(9:5)

:7b—“There will be no end,...”


:7c—“Upon the throne of David & over His kingdom,...”

“Kingdom”—hklmm mamlakah mam-law-kaw’—Kingdom, dominion, reign, sovereignty.


Rom. 13:1-4—“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, & the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, & those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, & you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion