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Light of the World [Part 1 of 6]                                 11/27/2022  

“The Prophecies Fulfilled about the Birth of Jesus”   


1.    The Coming Light

Matthew 4:12-16 (NIV) ____________________________________

[Isa 9:1-2 NIV] 1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan-- 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great _________________; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.


2.    The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Gabriel to Mary)

Luke 1:26-28 (NIV) _______________________________________


3.    He Would Be Born of a Virgin

Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) Therefore the ____________ himself will give you a sign: The ____________ will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.


4.    He Would be Called Immanuel

Matthew 1:23 (NIV) "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him __________" (which means "God ______ us").


5.    He Would be Heir to David’s Throne

Isaiah 9:7 (NIV) __________________________________________


Jeremiah 23:5-6 (NIV) 5 "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a ____________ who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous _______.


6.    The (actual) Birth of Jesus Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV) ____________





7.    He was Born in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2 (NIV) “But you, ____________ Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."


8.    He Escaped to Egypt

Matthew 2:13-15 (NIV) ____________________________________

Hosea 11:1 (NIV) "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of ____________ I called my son.


9.    The Massacre of Children at His Birthplace

Matthew 2:16-18 (NIV) ____________________________________

Jeremiah 31:15 (NIV) This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her ________ and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."


10.    He Was Called a Nazarene (see also Acts 22:8)

John 1:45-46 (NIV) 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of ____________, the son of Joseph." 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.

Isaiah 53:3-6 (NIV) 3 He was despised and __________ by mankind, a man of suffering, and ____________ with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore ____________ suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.


Next: “Preparing the Way for the Light (Matthew 3:1-17)


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