What Are You Expecting This Christmas?

Dec 16 2018
David Yu
*What are you expecting this Christmas?*

Matthew 2:3-6 NIV
馬太福音 2:3-6 CCB
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
「希律 王聽後,心裡不安,全城的人都感到不安。 希律 王就召來祭司長和律法教師,問他們:「基督在哪裡降生呢?」 他們回答說:「在 猶太 的 伯利恆 ,因為先知這樣記載, 『 猶大 地區的 伯利恆 啊! 你在 猶大 各城中並不是最小的, 因為有一位君王要從你那裡出來, 牧養我的 以色列 子民。』」」

Not what we expected

Matthew 1:18
馬太福音 1:18 CCB
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.
「以下是耶穌基督降生的經過。 耶穌的母親 瑪麗亞 和 約瑟 訂了婚,還沒有成親就從聖靈懷了孕。」

Mathew 1:20-21
馬太福音 1:20-21 CCB
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. 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.”
「他正在考慮這事的時候,主的一位天使在夢中向他顯現,說:「 大衛 的後裔 約瑟 ,不要怕,把 瑪麗亞 娶過來,因為她所懷的孕是從聖靈來的。 她將生一個兒子,你要給祂取名叫耶穌 ,因為祂要把自己的子民從罪惡中救出來。」」

Jesus is more than you ever expected

Romans 5:5
羅馬書 5:5 CNV
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
「盼望是不會令人蒙羞的,因為 神藉著所賜給我們的聖靈,把他的愛澆灌在我們的心裡。」

What are you expecting?

Romans 10:9 NIV
羅馬書 10:9 CNV
[9] If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
「你若口裡認耶穌為主,心裡信 神使他從死人中復活,就必得救;」