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12-06-15 The Magnitude of Miracles-Faith

The Magnitude of Miracles: Faith
Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38

Miracles are not common. We sometimes call wonderful things like the birth of a baby or a splendid sunset a miracle, but they are normal occurrences. Even the reconciliation of a broken relationship is more an act of grace than a miracle. A miracle is something that happens outside of or contrary to the physical laws of nature that could only be attributed to the intervention of God. One of the most glorious miracles in the Bible is the virgin birth of Jesus.

The Virgin Birth of Jesus Really Matters
Modernism, Postmodernism and Miracles
Demonstrates power of God (Luke 1:26f)
Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32)
Holy – Son of God (Luke 1:35)
Immanuel – God with us (Matthew 1:23)
Throne of David – promised Messiah (Luke 1:32)
Kingdom never ends (Luke 1:33)
Jesus – God is salvation (Matthew 1:21, Luke 1:31)

God Is Glorified in the Miracle of the Virgin Birth of Jesus
God’s favor (grace) on Mary (Luke 1:28-30)
Holy Spirit and Power of the Most High (Luke 1:35)
Focus on Jesus

Faith Is Trusting God Who Does the Impossible
Power and wisdom of God
Faithfulness of God
Favor (grace) of God
Faith and hope