25 Dec 2020 Sunday Christmas Service
1:18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
1:19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
1:20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
1:22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.”
1:24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
1:25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
1:4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
1:5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”?
1:6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
1:7 In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire.”
1:8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
1:10 He also says, “In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
1:11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
1:12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”