Jesus, Saviour of the World

The heart of the Christmas message is about God’s wonderful plan to save sinful humanity. Six hundred and fifty years before the event occurred, Isaiah prophesied, ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…’ (Isaiah 9:6). In the fullness of time, that amazing event that was spoken of by the prophet took place in the town of Bethlehem. Before Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph the son of David, who was betrothed to Mary, the mother of Jesus. The angel announced to Joseph with the following words, ‘…and she will have a son and you are to name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins’ (Matthew 1: 21). These powerful prophetic words succinctly capture and communicate the essence of the Bible’s message, the Good News of Jesus Christ, and indeed, the Christmas story.

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