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Just The Name We Need

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | December 24, 1972

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When the angel announced Jesus’ birth, he said that His name would be Immanuel, “God with us.” But what does “Immanuel” mean for us? In this message, Pastor Wiersbe explains this name and the implications it has on our lives. After all, until we know Jesus as our Savior, we are living alone. Immanuel came so that God could be with us—always.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

Jesus’ name came straight from heaven.

Jesus means “Savior” or “Jehovah saves.”

The other name the angel gave Jesus is “Immanuel,” which means “God with us.”

Behind the name Immanuel was a difficult time in Israel’s history. The Israelites needed God.

The name Immanuel tells us two important truths about Jesus.

  • Jesus is God.
    • Jesus came into this world as God in the flesh.
    • Jesus is God, so we can’t run away from Him or ignore Him.
    • Because Jesus is God that means we must face Him.
  • Jesus is God with us.
    • If we don’t know Jesus as our Savior, we are living alone.
    • Nobody is self-sufficient.
    • God won’t come in unless we invite Him.
    • God is with us in our salvation.
    • God is with us in the struggles of life
    • God is with us in our service to the Lord and others.
    • Regardless of what happens to us, God has a purpose for our lives.
    • God can see what He is doing in our lives.
    • God is with us in the sorrows of life.

The best Christmas gift we can receive is salvation through Jesus.

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