Pastor Josh Mutter begins a new message series, “Crashing Into Chaos.” Ever feel like we live in a world of chaos? Where the bad guys are winning, where God is absent and where ordinary people are being beaten down? This series explores how Jesus crashes our chaos and brings something better.
CRASHING INTO CHAOS
Message by Josh Mutter – December 2, 2018
JESUS, OUR HOPE
Revelation 4:6 NIV … in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal…
Matthew 1:18-25 NIV
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
1. HIS NAME IS JESUS
Matthew 1:21 NIV She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
Ezekiel 36:25-27 NIV …I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you…I will put my Spirit in you…
2. HIS NAME IS IMMANUEL
Matthew 1:23 NIV “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
1. How can I make space for God to speak his hope into my life?
2. How can I share God’s hope with others?
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