God Takes a Human Body

Andrew Fountain
Sun, 2022-12-04
  • We can lose sight of the extraordinary step that God took in the incarnation of Jesus.
  • To truly grasp the truth of what happened in history and why he did this for us is a deep blessing!
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Sermon Slides - God Takes a Human Body

Last Week: Prophecies
and Preparations
for Jesus’s Coming

  1. Preparation of the World
  2. Prophecies from Genesis to Malachi
  3. Focus on Isaiah

Goal for today

  • To be able look at your hand and say “Jesus had a hand like this!”
  • To honour Jesus and the huge step that he took for us.
  • To understand why he did it and what it means for us.

God Takes a Human Body

  1. The Line of Jesus
  2. Historical setting of the world Jesus was born into
  3. The Reason why God took on a human body

1. The Line of Jesus


  • Eve ==> someone who would defeat Satan
  • Abraham ==> a blessing to the whole earth
  • Moses ==> a prophet
  • David ==> a king
      +  ==> a priest
  • Isaiah ==> a suffering servant
  • Many other prophets
  • -They had lots of hopes and expectations
  • -Some said there would be a high priest coming.
  • -Some that there would be a prophet like Moses
  • -Some said a king like David
  • -Qumran community: 3 messiah’s
  • But none of them remotely imagined that God himself would become a human
    • That this Messiah would actually be God taking on flesh

Matthew 1

  1. The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
  2. Abraham was the father of Isaac,
    and Isaac the father of Jacob,
    and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
  3. and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar

    But Judah was Tamar’s father-in-law!
  • Wait a minute Matthew, why mention Tamar?

Matthew 1 cont’d

  1. and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rehab,
    and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth,
    and Obed the father of Jesse,
  2. and Jesse the father of David the king.
    And David was the father of Solomon
    by [Bathsheba], the wife of Uriah…
  • Two Women heros—not even Jews, but courageously turned to God in VERY MESSY situations
  • Bathsheba – adultery, (Bathsheba certainly not to blame)
  • Why Matthew, Why? ??

2. Historical setting of the world Jesus was born into

  • Acheology slides from Anne

3. The Reason why God took on a human body

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Luke 2

  1. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Pay attention: I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people:
  2. For to you is born this day a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.

Updated on 2022-12-04 by Andrew Fountain