Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Message – One of the advantages of celebrating Christmas is that it gets people thinking and even the thoughtful pagan will ponder the question, “So Who is Jesus Christ?” Of course the only final answer is found in the testimony of the Scriptures and given by those who lived with him during his years of ministry. Matthew tells it like this, Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened like this; His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph and before they came together, she was found to be with child. But Joseph, her husband, being just, and not willing to make her a public example, purposed to put her away secretly. And as he thought upon these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take to you Mary as your wife. For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bear a son, and you shall call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.
Now all this happened so that might be fulfilled that which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive in her womb, and will bear a son. And they will call His name Emmanuel,” which being interpreted is, God with us. That is the testimony of Matthew – so how would you answer the question, “Who is Jesus Christ?”
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.