Summary: A Sign, A Son, A Savior. A simple message for Christmas.
The Promises of Christmas
Joseph was concerned about his betrothed wife, now with child.
In a dream an angel brought to him the promises of Christmas.
1. There would be a sign. Matt. 1:20c
-“for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy
-The virgin birth of Christ was a sign given to the
-These same words are repeated to Joseph.
-The virgin birth would be miracle that could not be
-This sign would give assurance that this was the
-It was unmistakable.
2. There would be a son. Vs.21
-Before the days of ultrasound, Joseph knew he would
have a son.
-The fulfillment of Isaiah 9:6
-Sent by the Father.
-1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the
Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
-Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was
come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made
under the law,
-He would be the Son of God.
-Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her,
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of
the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God.
3. There would be a Savior. Matt. 1:21c
-He would come to save His people from their sin.
-The sin of Adam (Romans 5:12)
-The penalty of sin (Rom. 6:23)
-Jesus would be that Savior.
Have you received the promise of Christmas?