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  • Writer's pictureJacob Preece

The Christmas Story: A Promised Son

For our Christmas Eve (eve eve) service, I wanted to think about how the story of Christmas, about a promised son, is really a story told over and over again, starting in a garden with a broken family at the lowest point of human existence.

The "promised son" narrative is seen all throughout the Scriptures and realized with great enthusiasm in the New Testament. Here's a short (and not exhaustive) list of this promise and promised sons that point us and teach us about the promised son of Christmas - Jesus.

The Promised Son

  1. Genesis 1-2 - Adam, the Son of God (Lk. 3:38)

  2. Genesis 3:15 - The son of the woman, the Serpent-Crusher

  3. Genesis 4 - The First Sons: Cain, Abel, Seth (the appointed son)

  4. Genesis 5-8 - Noah: the son of Lamech, the son of rest

  5. Genesis 9-10 - New Creation and New Sons: Shem, Ham, Japheth

  6. Genesis 12 - Abram: the son of Terah, the son of blessing

  7. Genesis 17 - Isaac: the son of Abram, the son of sacrifice

  8. Genesis 27 - Jacob: the son of Isaac, the Usurper

  9. Genesis 37 - Joseph: the son of Jacob, the beloved son of power

  10. Genesis 48 - Ephraim: the adopted firstborn son

  11. Genesis 38, 49 - Perez: the son of Judah, the son of breaching royalty

  12. Exodus 2 - Moses: the son of Amram, the Condescending Mediator

  13. Joshua - Joshua: the son of Nun, the conqueror

  14. Judges/Ruth - Obed: the son of Boaz, the heir of our kinsman on behalf of the deceased

  15. 1 Samuel 1 - Samuel: the son of Elkanah, the son of devotion

  16. 1 Samuel 16 - David, the son of Jesse, the son of royalty

  17. 2 Samuel 7 - Solomon: the son of David, the wise house-builder

  18. Isaiah 7 - Maher-shalal-hash-baz, the son of Isaiah, the son of a virgin

  19. Hosea 1-3: Three children of judgment and one child of promise

  20. Isaiah 9; Micah 5 - Immanuel, The Promised Son of Deliverance

  21. Daniel 3:8-30 - Three sons (Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah) delivered from flames by the Son of God

  22. Daniel 7:13-14 - The Son of Man presented to the Ancient of Days

  23. Ezekiel 34 - the priestly prince of David, the shepherd of Israel

  24. Zechariah 9:9–10 - The Humble King is Coming

  25. Malachi 3:16-4:6 - the son of righteousness with healing in his wings, sparing Israel his son

  26. Matthew 1; Luke 2 - Jesus, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Promised Son

  27. Heb. 1-2 - The Promised Son Realized

  28. John 3 - We must be born again into the new family of God

  29. Romans 5 - A new Adam

  30. Romans 8; Gal. 4:1-7; Eph. 1:5; Heb. 2:5- - We’ve been adopted to be sons of God

  31. Psalm 2 - Responding to the Promised Son

Here's that sermon, professionally recorded from my phone (forgive both the sarcasm and quality).


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