December 24, 2017
Many suppose Jesus was poor because He was born in a stable and His first bassinet was a feeding trough. But remember, Joseph was a carpenter and would’ve been earning a fair day’s wage. Jesus was born in a stable because the inn was full, not because Joseph and Mary couldn’t afford the room fee. The One who owned the cattle on a thousand hills chose to be born in a cattle barn.
December 17, 2017
God the Son became the Son of Man, and remains fully God and fully man. Jesus is His name! His birth was announced by an extraordinary choir of angels to ordinary shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night. While the Holy Spirit brought forth Jesus’ extraordinary conception, it happened with an ordinary Jewish virgin named Mary…
December 10, 2017
God the Son, our Maker and Creator, came on a mission of redemption. His vision for us wasn’t one of condemnation or destruction, His was one of rescuing, reclaiming, and remaking! The purpose of incarnation clearly was redemption!
June 25, 2017
Why would God the Son become a man? Atonement for our sins, according to the law, required the sacrifice of a Lamb without spot or blemish. Jesus was that Lamb.
December 24, 2016
The light of the glory of God, the Messiah, who would shine upon Israel and all the nations, was foretold and promised by the prophets of old. And then He came quietly and subtly.
November 27, 2016
While Matthew and Luke give us the details of Jesus’ birth, centuries earlier the OT prophets were giving us hints of the Messiah’s coming.
December 24, 2015
Facing doom and desperate for rescue, God sent the only One who could save us, His Son. Planned before all time and driven by love, God the Son humbly set aside His place of glorious splendor and became a man. And His name is Jesus! He came in the flesh and pitched His tent among us.
December 14, 2014
Many of us can remember a time when we failed miserably at something. We may also remember someone who stooped down, entered our mess, just to lift us up out of it. The Incarnation, God the Son takes on human flesh, is all that, and then some, and then a whole lot more.
November 30, 2014
Many scholars and believers regard the incarnation–God becoming a man–as the greatest miracle of them all. As we contemplate the notion of Emmanuel–God with us in the person of Jesus, it behooves us to consider how the incarnation has implications for us.
December 22, 2013
John 1:14 says: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” That He dwelt among, pitched His tent in the front yards of humankind, can be summed up beautifully in the name, Immanuel.