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Summary: Jesus was born of a virgin, but His had many sorrows, so He could bring us life.

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Lk2; Mt. 27:27-31 The Cradle, The Cross, and The

Crown

I. The Cradle - Speaks of His Virgin Birth - Lk.2:1-7

A. Fulfillment of Prophecy - Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

B. Force of Preaching.

1. He would preach of love.

2. “ peace.

3. “ forgiveness.

4. “ eternal life.

5. “ healing.

C. Foundation of our Pardon.

II. The Cross - Speaks of His Victorious Death.

Jn.19; Mt.27

A. Speaks of His Blood.

1. Shed Blood. [Murder]

2. Saving Blood. [Without a sacrifice there can be

no forgiveness]

3. Sanctifying Blood. [it cleanses]

B. Speaks of His Book.

1. Sacred Book.[deep things of God]

2. Supernatural Book.[it has the saving formula]

3. Settled Book.[it’s words are final]

C. Speaks of His Blessings.

III. The Crown - Speaks of His Victorious Coming.

Rev. 19:11-16

Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. [12] His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on

His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. [13] He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. [14] And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

[15] Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. [16] And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS

AND LORD OF LORDS.

He goes from wearing a crown of thorns to a Crown of Glory.

A. The Crown of thorns speaks of Reproach.

B. The Crown of thorns speaks of Repentance.

C. The Crown of Kings speaks of Righteousness.

D. The Crown of Kings speaks of Royalty.

F. The Crown of Kings speaks of Rejoicing - when the battle is over.

Con:The cradle relates to us the marvelous and wonderful story of the little town of Bethlehem, the shepherds, the angels, the stable and the wise men, the magi. The cross relates to us the story of Jerusalem, Golgotha, His death, deliverance-His suffering, sadness, and sorrow. It speaks of our redemption, repentance and rejoicing. The crown

relates to us the story of His glorious coming, the

resurrection, reunion and rest.


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