TOPIC: His Nativity

3rd Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020

THEME:                    IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST

SUB-THEME:           The Humanity of Christ (3)

 

TEXTS:                      Matt. 2:1-12; John 7:42

 

AIM: To show the nativity of Christ as a further proof of His being a child having an earthly history.

 

INTRODUCTION: The nativity of Jesus Christ is the basis of our celebration of Christmas today. Two of the Gospels, Matthew and Luke give the account of His conception and birth. Even though the accounts differ, they both agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, during the reign of King Herod; His mother was married to a man named Joseph who was descended from King David and was not His biological father, and that His birth was by a divine arrangement.

 

STUDY GUIDE/QUESTIONS:

  1. In your own words, describe what you understand by the term “Christ’s Nativity.”
  2. From the key text of this study, and Jerusalem Pilgrimage experiences (if any), how may you convince somebody about the nativity of Christ?
  3. What do the following passages teach about the nativity of Christ? Micah 5:2; Matt. 2:1-6; 13-18 (John 7:42)
  4. Discuss what we can learn from the nativity of Christ and how it can strengthen our faith. Phil 2:5-7.

 

CONCLUSION: The Scripture is so clear about the nativity of Christ. Names of cities and other details have been given for any doubter to see and believe. Let us build our confidence in this Man who left His throne above for the sake of our sinful and lost world.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Mysterious! ‘The Immortal’ was born by man.

 

MEMORY VERSE: John 7:42 “"Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?"