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Matthew 1:1-17 
 
I’d rather have it & not need it as to need it and not have it!
Jesus the miracle worker!                
 
1. GOD LOVED ME EVEN BEFORE I LOVED HIM.
 
2. GOD IS WITH ME, EVEN WHEN I DON'T FEEL HIM.
 
3. GOD WANTS TO USE ME EVEN WHEN I FEEL I'M NOT READY.
 
I anticipate the inevitable, supernatural intervention of God, I expect a miracle!!!
 
1. Jesus is the Messiah for all people.
  • "This is not your father's Oldsmobile"
  • This is not your father's Judaism. 
  • There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
  • He just extended it to include everyone. 
  • The ground is always level at the foot of the cross.
  • We need to strive to build a church that is for everyone.
  • "We accept you just the way you are!"
2. God's mercy is greater than your sin.
  • Their lives tell the story of God's mercy.
  • She became a follower of God. 
  • God's mercy was greater than David's sin.
  • Don't live a reckless life just because you know that God can fix it. 
3. The fruit doesn't always fall close to the tree.
  • You are not limited by who your parents were, or who their parents were. 
  • You're not tied to the past; you have unlimited potential.
  • Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. (Philippians 2:6-7)
  • You don't have to be held back by the expectations of others. 
  • He conquered sin so that we could conquer sin.
  • He conquered death so that we could conquer death.
  • He came into this world so that God can reign in your life as king.