Cross City Church
December 6, 2020 | Together Around Hope
Christmas Together is a look at how the prophecies, the birth, and the life of Jesus bring us together in faith, hope and in the waiting for our ultimate home. In each message, we’ll stress how the presence of the Messiah ultimately removes barriers and places us on common ground.
Locations & Times
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  • Cross City First Euless
    1000 W Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76039, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
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    Sunday 11:00 AM

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Matthew 1:17-25
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled: “Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they shall name Him Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he named Him Jesus.
Jesus brings us together in history
So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations… v. 17
The lineage brought history and prophecy together in Jesus.
Jesus brings us together in humanity
Tamar…Rahab…Ruth… Bathsheba… v. 3
Jesus transcends backgrounds, ethnicities, colors and nationalities. He has come to bring together the entire human race.
God has positioned Jesus to be uniquely accepted by all nations, all language groups and peoples. Do you see Jesus as One whom YOU can relate to?
Jesus brings us together in faith.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows; when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. v. 18
Jesus brings us together in salvation.
She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. v. 21
The background of prophecy, fulfillment and the actual birth of Jesus points to His life, death, and resurrection, as the one way to God. Have you chosen to look to Him for salvation?
Jesus brings us together in person.
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, “God with us.” v. 23
Luke 1:35
The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for that reason also the holy Child will be called the Son of God."
“God with us” individually.
John 14:16-17
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may be with you forever; the Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you.
At Pentecost, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit became reality, and believers were never again alone—and were brought together as the church.
2 Corinthians 5:8
…we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
Revelation 21:3-4
And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.
Jesus brings us together in history, together in humanity, in faith, in salvation and ultimately in person. Have you experienced His Presence?

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Discussion Questions

God has positioned Jesus to be uniquely accepted by all nations, all language groups and peoples. Do you see Jesus as One whom YOU can relate to?

The background of prophecy, fulfillment and the actual birth of Jesus points to His life, death, and resurrection, as the one way to God. Have you chosen to look to Him for salvation?

Jesus brings us together in history, together in humanity, in faith, in salvation and ultimately in person. Have you experienced His Presence?