Series: A Child Is Given
Speaker: Jason Williams
In the second sermon of our Advent series, A Son is Given, we looked at the significance of Jesus being identified as the Son of David. In order to understand the real meaning of this title, we looked deep into the Old Testament to a promise God made to King David in 2 Samuel 7 that God would establish the throne of David forever through one of his descendants. When the Angel Gabriel tells Mary she will give birth to the Son of God, he indicates that this baby will be the One to whom God referred in His promise to King David. The promise wasn’t just made to David; it impacts us all. God promised that He would one day send a Savior and King to save people from their sin and death and, as a free gift, give them ‘forever in Heaven with Him’. When we think about the meaning of Christmas, the celebration isn’t only about the birth of Jesus; the true celebration of Christmas is how the birth of Jesus sets in motion His life, death and resurrection and how that guarantees us eternity with Him.
When you think about forever, what is it that you are most looking forward to? What does the Bible say is required of you in order to know you will spend eternity with Jesus in Heaven?