The Hillcrest Church Podcast

Is Jesus Enough? The Jesus I Wish You Knew Series

December 23, 2019

                                    Series: The Jesus I Wish You Knew
                                    Is Jesus Enough? — Matthew 1:18-25
                                    Pastor Jamie McDonald

1. He is Fully ______________________.
a. A ________________________ of King David.
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David,
the son of Abraham . (Matthew 1:1; see Luke 1:32)
b. ________________________ with brokenness.
i. _____________________ within his own family.
Tamar (v.3), Rahab ... Ruth (v.5), Bathsheba ... (v.6)
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His
mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before
they came together, she was found to be pregnant through
the Holy Spirit . (v.18)
ii. The “_________________________ son.”
“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?…” And they took offense at him.
(Matthew 13:55-57; see Luke 3:23)
iii. A family of _________________ means.
Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the
Lord … and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the
Law of the Lord: “ a pair of doves or two young pigeons .”
(Luke 2:22-24; see Leviticus 12:8)
iv. Lived for a time as a ___________________.
...an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,”
he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt .
(Matthew 2:13)

c. Willingly ___________________ himself.
Who, being in very nature God , did not consider equality with
God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made
himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant , being
made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a
man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even
death on a cross! (Philippians 2:6-8)
2. He is Fully ______________________.
a. From the ______________ _______________.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared
to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be
afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived
in her is from the Holy Spirit . (v.20; see Luke 1:34-35)
b. Name means “________ __________ __________.”
“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.” ( v.21a)
c. Without ___________.
...from their sins.” (v.21b)
Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? (John 8:46a)
d. Declared sins __________________.
Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat...right in
front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “ Friend, your
sins are forgiven. ” The Pharisees and the teachers of the law
began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks
blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone? Jesus knew
what they were thinking... ”But I want you to know that the Son
of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins .” So he said to
the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go
home.” Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he
had been lying on and went home praising God. (Luke 5:18-25)

e. The God who appeared to _____________.
Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day ;
he saw it and was glad.” “You are not yet fifty years old,” they
said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” “Very truly I tell you,”
Jesus answered, “ before Abraham was born, I am! ” At this,
they picked up stones to stone him... (John 8:56-59)
God said to Moses, “I am who I am . This is what you are to
say to the Israelites: ‘ I am has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:13-14)
f. Received _________________ as God.
“Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and
put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to
him, “ My Lord and my God! ” (John 20:27-28)

“You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son
of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him
up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you
can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come
with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He
has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” - C.S. Lewis

3. He is God ___________ ___________.
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 ”).
(Matthew 1:22-23; see Isaiah 7:14).
a. True in _________________ day.
“...before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose
the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
The L ORD will bring... the king of Assyria .” (Isaiah 7:16-17)
“[The Assyrian king’s] outspread wings will cover the breadth of
your land, Immanuel !... but it will not stand, for God is with us .”
(Isaiah 8:8, 10)

b. Fulfilled on that first ____________________.
... in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations , by the
Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan… For to us a child is born , to
us a son is given , and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God ,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:1b, 6)
c. He has ________________ been with his people.
Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Judges, Gideon, Samuel Saul,
David, Solomon, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah. (Genesis 26:3;
28:15; 48:21; Exodus 3:12; Joshua 1:9; Judges 2:18; 6:12-16; 1
Samuel 3:19; 10:7; 18:12-14; 1 Chronicles 28:20; 2 Chronicles
15:2; 17:3; 2 Kings 18:7)
d. He is now _______________ every believer.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth . The
world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows
him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you .
(John 14:16-17)
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My
Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our
home with them.” (John 14:23)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God , and
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(2 Corinthians 13:14)
“... I am with you always , to the very end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:20b)
Conclusion
“Jesus: If you’re real… _________________ yourself to me.”
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my
voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person,
and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

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