HOPE IN THE EVE
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
“HOPE THROUGH THE EVE” 1. THE DAY WILL COME, WHEN GOD SAYS “NOW”! “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18 NASB) “…for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20 NASB) GOD MAY BE SILENT, BUT HE IS ALWAYS PRESENT 2. TRUST THAT GOD IS WORKING OUT HIS PLAN TO GET YOU TO YOUR NOW “Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet…’” (Matthew 1:22 NASB) NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE EVE, IT’S ABOUT THE DURATION OF THE EVE 3. CALL HIS NAME “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus…” (Matthew 1:21 NASB) “…Behold, the virgin shall bear a Son, and they shall call His Name Immanuel,’ which translated means, ‘God with us.’” (Matthew 1:23 NASB) 4. GOD IS A FINISHER “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…” (Philippians 1:6 NIV) “Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem…in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.” (Luke 2:4-5 NASB) “While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.” (Luke 2:6 NASB)