Watching for Immanuel

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the second of three Isaiah Christmas sermons at TaB 2012

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<ul><li> 1. Watching forImmanuel Isaiah 8:1-18 </li> <li> 2. Introduction Advent is a time of WATCHING, WAITING, and WANTING.And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him. Isaiah 8:17, NASB I will put my in him. NLT, ESV, NKJV I will put my in him. NIV84 </li> <li> 3. Hebrews 2:13And again, I will put my trust in him.And again,Behold, I and the children God has given me. </li> <li> 4. Hebrews 2:13And again, I will put my trust in him.And again,Behold, I and the children God has given me. </li> <li> 5. Introduction Jesus is the ultimate Immanuel A child of promise given as a sign, pointing to Presence, born through a holy servant at the right time, to highlight Gods sovereignty and to bring Gods deliverance </li> <li> 6. Waiting for What?1. What were THE OT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for Gods to come true. (8:1-4) </li> <li> 7. Waiting for What?1. What were THE OT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for Gods to flood in. (8:5-8) </li> <li> 8. Waiting for What?1. What were THE OT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for Gods of a remnant. (8:9- 10) </li> <li> 9. Waiting for What?1. What were THE OT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for Gods of the defiant. (8:11-15) </li> <li> 10. Waiting for What?1. What were THE OT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for Gods to return. (8:16- 18) </li> <li> 11. Waiting for What?2. What were THE NT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for , an elder brother who would SHARE in their flesh and blood, who would DEFEAT him who has the power of death, who would FREE THEM from the fear and slavery of death, who would become their merciful, faithful HIGH PRIEST. </li> <li> 12. Waiting for What?2. What are THE NT BELIEVERS waiting for? Waiting for , our elder brother to come again and take us home! </li> <li> 13. Waiting for Advent II3. What are we supposed to do while we arewait for the next advent? yourselves in His Presence; rejoice in Him. (6) </li> <li> 14. Waiting for Advent II3. What are we supposed to do while we arewait for the next advent? Move with His Presence; chase dreams, devise plans, state proposals in total agreement with His. (9-10) </li> <li> 15. Waiting for Advent II3. What are we supposed to do while we arewait for the next advent? in His Presence; regard God as holy, refuse to accuse Him of wrongdoing, and reverence His mighty power. (11-13) </li> <li> 16. Waiting for Advent II3. What are we supposed to do while we arewait for the next advent? yourself in His Presence; find in Him true security. (14) </li> <li> 17. Waiting for Advent II3. What are we supposed to do while we arewait for the next advent? Find in His Presence; rehearse Gods promises. (16) </li> <li> 18. Waiting for Advent II3. What are we supposed to do while we arewait for the next advent? the signs that point towards His Presence (18); for His next appearance with eagerness (17). </li> </ul>