December 19, 2021

Immanuel God With Us: Advent Week 4—Message Outline

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Immanuel God With Us—Peace

Message Outline

 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16–17 (NIV) 


Jesus (God with us) gives us love as an...


1. Expression of God’s love and mercy for all.

For God so loved the world

 

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)

 

And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1:76–79 (NIV) 

2. Example of sacrificial and forgiving love.

...that he gave his one and only Son


Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:7–12 (NIV) 


3. Invitation to abundant and forever life. 

...that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:8–11 (NIV) 


Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of Earth Born to give them second birth 

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,

—Charles Wesley (1707-1788)