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Summary: Beloved, if you can get past Genesis 1:1 without a problem, then you will never have a problem with any other miracle recorded in the Bible!

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THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:26-35

Several doctrines are absolutely critical regarding our salvation. Inasmuch as not one of these can be proven or refuted scientifically, it becomes a matter of faith, or the lack thereof, Recognizing that the following great truths are not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential doctrines, we nonetheless submit these five for your consideration.

1. The Bible is the divinely inspired word of God.

The Bible is the Book that tells us the truth about God and about ourselves. To deny its divine inspiration is to reject its ultimate authority in all matters of faith and life. To question any part is to call the whole into question. If part of the Bible is fallacious and part is true, how do we accurately determine which is which? The God who created the universe, in the expression of His almighty power, is most certainly able to give to man His Word and, having given it, preserve it for all generations. Once our minds and hearts are settled on the divine inspiration of the Word of God, these other essential truths will follow in its wake.

2. The existence of one holy, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God who manifests Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. The virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

4. The atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.

5. The bodily resurrection, ascension and return of our Lord.

Today’s focus will be on the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I. THE VIRGIN BIRTH WAS A MIRACULOUS OCCURANCE

“Then Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:34-35.


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