Matthew 1.
The Saviour --

'Jesus', 'Emmanuel'.

Name Jesus is N.T. way of spelling 'Joshua'
(see Acts 7:45; Heb. 4:8).
Name Emmanuel, interpreted in passage as
'God with us'.  A true recognition of the
Person of the Saviour is essential.

Luke 2:1 -32.
The Saviour --
'Christ the Lord'.

The Saviour is 'Christ the Lord' (11).
The Salvation which old Simeon saw was
the Saviour Himself (30).
Note 'all people' (10 and 31).
Titus 2.
The Saviour --
'Our Great God'.

Note reference to 'Saviour' in Titus
(1:3; 2:10; 3:4 -- 'God') (1:4; 2:13; 3:6 -- 'Christ').
Note the 'appearing' of Salvation (11) and the
'appearing' of the Saviour (13).
Isaiah 45.
The Saviour --
'A Just God'.

Cyrus, a deliverer raised up by God, a type of Christ.
'None else' (5, 14, 18, 21, 22).
'Just' and 'Saviour' (see Rom. 1:16 -17).

Questions based on Readings

Matthew 1.

(1) What are the names given to Christ in
      this chapter, and what do they mean?
(2) Was Christ born into a king's family, and
      what was the king's name?

Luke 2:1 -32.

(1) What title does the angel give when telling
      the shepherds that a Baby is born?
(2) How many people were to hear the news
      of the Saviour's birth?
(3) What did Simeon mean when he said he had
      seen God's Salvation?
Titus 2.

(1) What should we be looking for if we
      believe the Saviour?
(2) When did Christ give Himself for us?
Isaiah 45.

(1) Can you tell from this chapter if there is
      more than one God and Saviour?
(2) What kind of God is our God?

Verses to memorize (one each week): Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11; Titus 2:13; Isaiah 45:22.

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