God With Us

What makes Christmas a truly happy or merry time? What and why do we celebrate? Unpack three names given to the baby in the manger: “Christ”, “Jesus” and “Immanuel” meaning ‘God with us’. Merry Christmas!

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What makes Christmas a truly happy or merry time?

Phil invites us to reconsider what and why we celebrate at Christmas in this spoken word. Is there more to Christmas than a holiday, family time, presents?

Phil clearly and thoughtfully unpacks three names given to the baby in the manger: "Christ" or "Messiah" because he is God's promised king, "Jesus" because he saved us from our sins and "Immanuel" meaning 'God with us'.

So, what makes Christmas truly merry? The good news of 'God with us'.

Discussion Questions

  • What makes Christmas a merry time for you? Does Jesus feature?
  • Which of Jesus' names most strikes you? Why?

Connected Bible Verses

  • Matthew 1:23

Credits

Performed by Phil Howe

Phil Howe is the Training & Resources Manager for Scripture Union Northern Ireland. He loves sharing from God’s Word and has a heart for equipping people to open up the Bible for themselves and for others.

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