The branch was symbolic of a person: a servant of the Lord who would come to restore life to God’s beleaguered people. As you look closely at the character of the branch, it is clear that no servant or the Lord could fulfil this prophecy but Jesus Christ.
Scripture References: Isaiah 11:1-10
These sermons form part of the Christmas Day (or Christmas Eve) services.
|The Promise of Christmas (Matthew 1:18–25)||Doug Van Meter||25 Dec 2007||Listen|
|Christmas Comfort (Luke 2:1-14)||Doug Van Meter||25 Dec 2013||Listen|
|The Trouble With Christmas (Matthew 2:1–12; Luke 2:1–20)||Doug Van Meter||25 Dec 2015||Listen|
|A Reasonable Christmas (Matthew 1:1–25)||Doug Van Meter||25 Dec 2016||Listen|
|Christmas Light (John 1:1–13)||Doug Van Meter||24 Dec 2017||Watch||Listen|
|God Incognito (John 1:14–18)||Doug Van Meter||25 Dec 2017||Watch||Listen|
|The Good News Announced (Luke 1:26–38)||Doug Van Meter||2 Dec 2018||Watch||Listen|
|The Christmas Branch (Isaiah 11:1–10)||Stuart Chase||25 Dec 2018||Watch||Listen|
|The Star of Jacob (Numbers 24:15–19)||Stuart Chase||25 Dec 2019||Watch||Listen|