From the Pastor
Brothers and sisters,
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: 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. Matthew 1:18
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:34-35
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23
We have a huge problem today with imposters from fake police officers to imitation purses and watches. Fortunately, Jesus is genuine. He is truly both God and man. He is our eternal king of kings and lord of Lords who humbled himself to be born as a man.
John MacArthur pointed out, “We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!”
Omnipotent means that Jesus is all powerful. He became flesh as a baby and not even in a home or inn. The creator of the universe willingly died by the cruelest form of execution in the Roman world.
Paul wrote about the humility of Jesus and the dual nature of Christ: fully God and fully man.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11
As we look forward to the coming of Jesus or Advent, may we remember who Jesus is and what He did for us. Anyone who acknowledges and commits to Jesus as their Savior and Lord will be saved.
We have so much to be joyous about this and every year. Rejoice that God is with us and that we are never alone. What a privilege it is to be known as daughters and sons of God adopted into His family.
BibleReasons.com Jesus is God
Bible Study Tools. The Birth of Jesus
Max Lucado. Because of Bethlehem
GotQuestions.Org. Why is the Virgin Birth So Important?