Reasons to believe, part 3: Flight to Egypt
By Greg Byman
St Joe Community Church
December 30, 2018
It was prophesied that the Messiah would flee to Egypt, and that is exactly what Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus did. Was Joseph and Mary just trying to dupe the world into believing that their son was the Messiah, and they were willing to flee to Egypt with the hope of pulling off what they knew was a ruse? Today, Pastor Byman concludes a three-part sermon series that explores the credibility of the claim by Jesus and his followers that undergirds the rationale for the church celebrating Christmas. Part 1, Dec 16: Jesus actually, as a matter of documented history, was born of a virgin. Part 2, Dec 23: Jesus actually, as a matter of documented history, was predicted to be born in Bethlehem. Part 3, Dec 30: Jesus actually, as a matter of documented history, was predicted to be exiled into Egypt.
Successfully predicting simple things like the weather is tough enough. Successfully predicting anything with precision hundreds and even thousands of years into the future is simply impossible for anybody...except for someone with the power to pull it off -- God. Pastor Byman has carved out the last three Sundays of 2018 to present reasons for any intellectually honest seeker to believe, that Jesus is who he said he was -- the Christ child.
Pastor's Notes & Transcription
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