Since this is the last Sunday before CHRISTmas this Thursday, I spent the entire Show today in Luke 2, The Bible Christmas Story
Leading up to this Fulfillment of this Prophecy:
Isaiah 7:14 'Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bare a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel.' (meaning 'God with us')
Isaiah 9:6 'For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace' (notice the difference between our Salvation of PEACE as opposed to the Muslims Religion of Terror)
Micah 5:2 'But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
The Decree that fulfilled that prophecy - Luke 2:1-5 'And it came to pass that there went out a decree...' It was no coinkydink that the were in Bethlehem.
The fulfillment of that prophecy - Luke 2:6-14 'And so it was...'
Notice, oh by the way, that it was the Shepherds who went to the manger. The Wisemen with the gifts didn't come for two years. Most Nativity scenes get this wrong, just oh by the way.
The Reason He came - John 10:10 'I am come that ye might have life and that ye might have it more ABUNDANTLY'.
John 14:1-6 'Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me...'
Need to put CHRIST back in Christmas. Make sure He is your Saviour and Lord.
Have a very Merry CHRISTmas!