The Spirit of Christmas Past

The Spirit of Christmas Past
(1 Peter 1:10-12)

I. The Holy Spirit’s role in Old Testament prophecy
A. Prophets spoke from God by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21)
B. All Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20)

II. Key prophecies relating to Christ’s birth
A. The seed of the woman (Genesis 3:14-15; Galatians 4:4-5)
B. Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-23)
C. Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:4-5)

III. The reason the Holy Spirit gave us these prophecies
A. Main focus: Grace (1 Peter 1:10; Titus 2:11)
B. Main content: Christ (1 Peter 1:11)
C. Main audience: Us- that we might hear the gospel and believe (1 Peter 1:12; Romans 10:17; John 5:24)

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