Where believing becomes “BE-living!

The Present Presence

Jesus (the manger, the mission)

“God with us” – Matthew 1:23

If I truly “BE-lieve” the Gospel of Christmas, what will I “BE-living?”

 Luke 2:1-20 & Matthew 1:21 & 23

 The present OF HIS presence!

  • Jesus: the manger, the mission
  • We need a Savior
  • Heaven’s plan since before time began!
  • “Good news of great joy”
  • “A Savior has been born to you”
  • “wrapped in swaddling clothes” (GIFT-WRAPPED!)
  • “He will save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21)

The present REALITY OF HIS presence!

  • “He is Christ the Lord.”
  • “God with us” (Matt. 1:23)
  • “on earth peace to men on who his favor rests”

The present MESSAGE OF HIS presence!

  • “They spread the word”
  • “Glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen”

“BE-lieve: Receive the present of His presence, walk in the present reality of His presence, and spread the message of His presence!