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January 17, 2017

Yahweh Saves (Matthew 1:18-24)

20161225-luke-2_10-11-memeOn Sunday, December 25, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Yahweh Saves” from Matthew 1:18-24.

Our enemy, and God’s, is sin, so God sent his Son to save his people from their sins.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the lord had spoken by the prophet:

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us).

When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife….”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “Yahweh Saves” (Matthew 1:18-24) at mcopc.org.

January 17, 2017

A Long-Awaited Son (Ruth 4:13-22)

20161218-zechariah-3_20-memeOn Sunday, December 18, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “A Long-Awaited Son” from Ruth 4:13-22.

God oversees suffering to carry out his great plan of salvation.

1. The Birth of a Son—A son was needed to preserve the family name.

2. A Blessing to Naomi (vs. 14-16)—Trust in the Lord, he will provide.

3. A Bigger Picture (vs. 17-22)—The providence of God works through generations to prepare the way for his great work of redemption through Christ, the Son of God.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “A Long-Awaited Son” (Ruth 4:13-22) at mcopc.org.