Gifted – Immanuel: God With Us

Pastor Lis Burns

December 18, 2022

Matthew 1:21-23 NIV  //  “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.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”  (which means “God with us”).

  • Isaiah 7:14
  • 400 years of silence

Malachi 4:5-6  //  “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”

  • God’s silence does NOT equal his inactivity

Psalm 127:2 AMP  //  It is vain for you to rise early, To retire late, To eat the bread of anxious labors— For He gives [blessings] to His beloved even in his sleep.

  • Sometimes silence IS the actual answer we need
  • IMMANUEL – Hebrew – God with us
  • He is always speaking
Because of Immanuel:
  • We are not ALONE
  • We are KNOWN
  • We have HOPE