God’s Seal

Ephesians 1:9, 11-14

9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

7 Last Sayings of Jesus

Luke 23:34

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Luke 23:43

“Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

John 19:26-27

“Woman, behold your son!” “Behold your mother!”

Matthew 27:46

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

John 19:28

“I thirst!”

John 19:30

“It is finished!”

Luke 23:46

“Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.'”

What Are You Willing to Give Up?

Matthew 1:18-25

18 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. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 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. 21 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.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.