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What Child is This - Part 2



What Child Is This?

Part 2


Not just a Christmas Carol


What child is this according to _____?

God

He is God’s Son.

-John 3:16

He is the promised Savior.

-Genesis 3:15


What child is this


According to…

Mary

A child that she would have that would be the very Son of God as described by the Angel Gabriel, that would be the result of the Holy Spirit.

 

According to…

Joseph

A miraculous stepson who is the Son of God according to a visit by an angel in a dream.


According to…

Wisemen

A Baby born "King of the Jews."  


Matthew 2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, [When Herod was disturbed people died] and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[Hosea 11:1] 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”[Jer. 31:15]


What child is this

According to…

King Herod

A rival King to be jealous of. 


History

Caesar = Emperor

Augustus = “Revered or Honored”

His birth name was Gaius Octavius

September 23, 63 B.C.

His Great Uncle was Julius Caesar.

(His Grandmother was Julius Caesar’s sister)

After Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C.

 

Lk 2 “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.”

–Luke 2:1-4


What child is this

According to…

People in Bethlehem

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


What child is this

According to…

You


He is FOR you, NOT AGAINST you, which should simply make all the difference in the world in your life.


“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

-Jeremiah 29:11

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