The Name Jesus

Matthew, Sermon Preparation

December 7, 2015 – Morning Worship

MondayMatthew 1:18-25; 9:1-8; Romans 3:9-20, 23; Psalm 14:1-3

“You shall call His name Jesus—for He will save His people from their sins.”

TuesdayMatthew 1:20-21; Luke 1, 2

In these passages describing the birth of Christ and the surrounding events, notice the work of the angels. How important are they to the coming of Christ? What do they do? What is their work? What is their message?

WednesdayMatthew 1:18-25; Psalm 103; Luke 19:1-10

If, during the Christmas season, we focused more on the name of “Jesus” and what it means (i.e. “Jehovah is salvation”) how might that change the celebration of and under- standing of Christ’s birth—the reason for the season?

ThursdayMatthew 1:22-23; 3:1-2; Isaiah 7:10-25; John 1:14; Romans 11:22; Hebrews 10:31; 12:28-29

“They shall call His name Immanuel” which means God with us. Is this a good thing? Why?

Friday –  Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 53; I Corinthians 10:13; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 2:18; 4:15-16

Jesus is always with us—in joy and in sorrow and in temptation. How should that wonderful truth encourage you in your daily life?

SaturdayMatthew 1:22-23; Deuteronomy 9:1-3; Joshua 1:1-9; Isaiah 41:10; Ephesians 6:10-20; James 4:7

Jesus is also with us in our spiritual warfare against Satan. How should that give us confidence and courage to face our adversaries—the world, the flesh and the Devil—specifically in our daily lives?