The Beauty Of The Christmas Story クリスマスストーリーの美しさ

December 16th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


(Matthew 1:18-23NIV)

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”).

(マタイ 1:18-23 JCB)



1. Christmas – A Beautiful Story クリスマス – 美しいストーリー

-wonderful promise of the Saviour 救世主の素晴らしい約束

-wonderful people and family (and surprise guests from close and afar) 素晴らしい人たちと家族

(Psalm 68:6 NIV)

God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

(詩篇 68:6 JCB)


-wonderful purpose 素晴らしい目的


2. Christmas – A powerful story クリスマス – パワフルなストーリー

-virgin birth 処女から誕生

-the angel 天使

-the dreams 夢

-the star 星


3. Christmas – A story of hope クリスマス – 希望のストーリー

-name “Jesus” 「イエス」という名前

-“Saviour” – to rescue us and make us safe – {in many languages} 救世主 – 救ってくれる、安全にする

-“Immanuel” – ‘God with us’ 「インマヌエル」神が共にいる