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Out of Egypt I Called My Son (Matthew 2:13-23)

Phillip HopwoodPhillip Hopwood, January 8, 2017
Part of the Christmas series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The Christmas story is not just one about a cute new born baby, it also involves the trauma of fleeing a murderous despot into a foreign land as refugees. It shows us that God is not disinterested or uninvolved with the tragedies and injustices of human existence. He is Immanuel, "God with us" in and through it all in his Son, Jesus Christ.

Tags: Christmas story, flight into Egypt, God with us, Herod, homeless, Immanuel, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Jesus' birth, Matthew 2:13-23, out of Egypt I called my Son, outcast, refugee, Savior, Saviour

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Matthew 2:13-23

13And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. 16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 18In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. 19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. 21And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 23And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. (KJV)

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