The Miracle of the Message:

SCRIPTURES:   Hebrews 1:1-3; John 1:14; John 14:9

BOTTOM LINE:  The Miracle of the MESSAGE is that God has spoken to us in a way that we can UNDERSTAND.  He sent His Son, to be born in a manger, to live a perfect life; suffer a brutal death; and raise to live again just as promised … so that we, in our broken state could be restored and made new in His image.

QUESTION:  How Difficult is it for Us to Understand the Message of God?

DOWNLOAD:   The Miracle of the Message is that God speaks to us even still today … so that we can understand and know Him and draw near to Him …

Hebrews 1:1-2 … “1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.”

Let’s check out 3 quick ways that God speaks to us …

I.  GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HISTORY

God has been speaking throughout history to reveal Himself to us … He wants us to know Him well enough to recognize His Voice … to Love Him … to Worship Him …

God reveals Himself to us all around us right?  Thru His Creation … I mean we have a Sunrise and Sunset every single day … Wow … Take a look at the Moon and Stars through a telescope and we realize just how small even our little part of Creation is right?

–       God spoke to a man in the Bible named Moses thru a Burning Bush

–       He spoke to the Israelites from the Smoke and Fire on a Mountain

–       He spoke to Elijah in a still Small Voice the Bible says …

–       He spoke to Isaiah in a Vision in the Temple …

–       He spoke to Amos in a Basket of Summer Fruit

–       To Jeremiah through a Potter’s Clay

–       To Joseph through Dreams

–       For goodness sake … God even spoke HIS MESSAGE through a DONKEY

 

II.  GOD SPEAKS THROUGH CHRIST

The OT paints the picture many, many times of those who were struggling to understand God’s Message … and so God fulfills His Promise … just as the Prophets had been saying … and He sends His Message to us THROUGH JESUS …

Through Jesus … God revealed Himself directly to every single one of us in a way in such a powerfully personal way … not just through the words of Jesus in His 33 years here on earth … but the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus IS GOD’S MESSAGE …

III.  WHEN GOD SPEAKS … HE SPEAKS TO TRANSFORM US.

When we begin to Experience the Miracle of CHRISTmas … we discover that the Miracle of CHRISTmas is not just the fact that God’s Message came to us through Jesus …

… but it’s that God’s Message has the Power to TRANSFORM our lives … CHRISTmas is the celebration of the Greatest Message ever proclaimed!

 

APPLICATION:   

The Miracle of the MESSAGE of CHRISTmas … is that God in His Grace chose to send His Son to us … so that the world could be reconciled and restored back into a right standing w/ Him …

Jesus came as a part of God’s effort to speak a language we could understand … fulfilling God’s Promises the Prophets had proclaimed … and revealing Himself to us personally … that we can be Forgiven … and we can be Set Free from the bondage that Sin has on our lives …

Understanding the Miracle of CHRISTmas is one thing … but Experiencing the Miracle of CHRISTmas brings Transformation in our lives.

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