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God With Us
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Anna Shirey

Matthew 1:18-25

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First Thoughts: We're finally moving into the Christmas story on this Fourth Sunday in Advent. Here we see Joseph receiving the news of Jesus' birth as well as instructions about how the child will be named. Naming was a very powerful process in biblical times, since all names had meanings and blessings attached. The name you chose for your child not only shaped the direction of his life, but also communicated his and your relationship with God. It's important that God gives two names to this child: Jesus, which means "God rescues us" and Emmanuel meaning "God is with us." This is the central theme of good news for the holy-day season: God lives with us, among us, and knows our struggle. Because God is so intimately aware of the peril we face, God knows just the ...

This Children's Sermon, God With Us, is based on Matthew 1:18-25 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Advent. This Children's Sermon on Matthew 1:18-25 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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