4. The Heir

Galatians 4:1-7

We began “The Advent Series” in the book of Matthew, where Matthew presents us with the lineage of Jesus, the royal line of Israel. This leads us to the presentation of Jesus as the promised Messiah. Additionally, it shows how the supernatural birth of Jesus came to be and how it fulfilled Old Testament prophecy. Last week, we looked at the mystery of why Jesus the Messiah had to come. His coming and His death on the cross fulfilled all that the old sacrificial system pointed toward...

3. The Mystery

Hebrews 10:1-18

Last week's text in Matthew chapter 1 showed us how it came to be that Jesus would be born. The angel came to Mary to tell her she would bare a son. The angel also came to Joseph and told him not to be afraid. The child Mary carried would be called Jesus and He would save the people from their sin. This was Old Testament prophecy fulfilled. But WHY did Jesus have to come? In...