Today we continue our study of The Advent. We mentioned last week that the word "Advent" means "coming". In the Old Testament we read of those who anticipated and longed for the "coming" of Jesus the Messiah, God's Salvation. In today's text we will read of the fulfillment of that anticipation and longing.
We learned last week that the book of Matthew presents us with the lineage of Jesus, the royal line of Israel. Our study today will continue in the book of Matthew where we see Jesus presented as the promised King and Messiah. Let's look together how the supernatural birth of Jesus came to be and how it fulfilled Old Testament prophecy.