1. Matthew 1:1–25 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does the meaning of Jesus’ name tell us about Christmas?

Matthew 1:25 (ESV)

25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

Christmas is not really about sweetness or feeling good in the middle of winter. Christmas is about rescue. Christianity is a rescue religion. Jesus came to save lost people, desperately needy people.1 The angel of the Lord gave him that name before he was conceived so that there could be no doubt about that.