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What Child Is This? - Part 1


What Child Is This?

Part 1


Not just a Christmas Carol

What child is this?

Which child is the birthday boy or girl?


Xmas

IcΘus

IcΘuς

(Greek word for “Fish”)

Ίησοῦς Χριστός Θεοῦ Υἱός Σωτήρ

Jesus Christ God’s Son Savior


What child is this according to _____?

God:

He is God’s Son.

“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. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”

-John 3:16-19

He is the promised Savior


What child is this according to God?

He is His Son.


What child is this

According to…

Mary:

A pronouncement from the Angel Gabriel that she would have the Savior of the world.

“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.”

-Luke 1:27-38

A result of the Holy Spirit.


What child is this

According to…

Joseph:

A visit by an angel in a dream that Mary was not lying.


“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. 19 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. 20 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, and because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 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.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.”

-Matthew 1:18-25

What child is this

According to…

Shepherds:

A message from Angels that a Savior had been born.


People in Bethlehem:

They knew nothing about him during the craziness of the Census by Caesar Augustus.


Wisemen:

A Baby born King of the Jews.


God, Mary & Joseph after the visit of the Wisemen:

The Son of God who needed protection from King Herod.


King Herod:

A rival King to be jealous of.


What child is this

According to…

You???

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