This week, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew takes us into the familiar "Christmas" name for Jesus: Immanuel. Found in Isaiah 7:14, the LORD told King Ahaz that He would give a sign that would never be forgotten: A virgin would conceive and bear a Son. His name would be Immanuel. The word Immanuel is found only three times in Scripture, twice in Isaiah and once in Matthew. It literally means: God with us. Matthew tells us that this propphecy of Isaiah was fulfilled with the child Jesus. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20-23), and He would save people from their sins. This child, Jesus, was more than just a man, He was indeed, True God, conecieved by the Holy Spirit. He was indeed what we sinners needed. Immanuel, God with us. We have an important reminder in this name of Jesus, of who He is and what He came to do.
August 1, 2018