The Birth of Jesus The Messiah, The Savior
John 1:1, 3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”
The word “incarnation,” like many other words used by Christians, does not appear in the Bible, but the concept is clearly Biblical. Incarnation is defined as “to become flesh or human.” John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” This is a beautiful description of The Incarnation of Jesus Christ the Savior, the Messiah.
Jesus Christ is The Person, The Word, Who has forever existed – with no beginning and no end.
John 1:10-12 “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:”
Jesus so loved the fallen human race that He became flesh and entered into the world as a Babe in the little Judean town of Bethlehem. This event was Biblically prophesied 600 years before the fact in the book of Micah, Chapter 5, Verse 2.
Jesus the Christ was born as the Perfect One into a sinful world. Just imagine a thankless mankind, hating, disobeying and cursing the Very God who created and provided for them. Yet He still loved the entire world, so much that He chose to give Himself as the necessary sacrifice to pay the required penalty of our sin. He is the substitute for each of us. Jesus Christ was born to die, thus satisfying the eternal death penalty we deserve. He surrendered Himself, was put to death, was buried and rose from the grave under His own power, thus proving He is God.
Look again at the verse John 1:10-12 above. In an act of Divine Mercy and Grace, God so loved disobedient humankind that He GAVE an undeserving world the GIFT of Salvation in Christ. This GIFT is available to anyone and everyone who will RECEIVE it by believing, trusting in Jesus alone for everlasting life. (Ref. John 3:16) He died for you — Believe in Him!
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:” Though undeserving, ExPreacherMan and Sweet Wife rejoice that we have received God’s greatest Gift ever given, Eternal life in Jesus Christ.
This Gift is for you too. Today is the day you can receive His immeasurable Gift, eternal life in Jesus Christ. If you are not sure of Heaven, Eternal Life, trust Jesus alone as your personal Savior.
2 Corinthians 6:2b
“….behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” We pray you will have a wonderful season remembering the birth of the only Savior, the only Mediator between Man and God, Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Same back at you.. a very happy Christday and a superb New Year.
Don’t know about a tornado but that is better than snow up North.. Merry Christday to you.
Almost forgot to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
BTW-Are y’all under a tornado watch? Weird weather for Christmas time, Matt. 24…
Merry Christmas to you and your family, ExP!
May G*D bless you and your’s with more of HIS Presence and Peace!
And we pray the best for you and yours in 2007.
Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and 2007!
Thanks for taking time from the temporal to say Hello. Glad you could stop by.
Yes, the message is Jesus the Messiah and Him crucified for everyone — and appropriated when we trust Him alone as Savior.
The best you you in the New Year.
Greetings, ExP! I haven’t been by your site in a while. So much has been going on in my temporal life that I’ve been overwhelmed.
But I have a few minutes tonight to make blog rounds as I listen to “The Holly and the Ivy.” As the words of that song say, “He came to do poor sinners good.”
Christmas is about so much more than just the birth of the Bably in a lowly manger. The first chapter of John lays is out, plainly. We believers understand what John has written, but we can never fully understand the love of the Father–a love so deep as to offer us the gift of salvation, the only Gift which really matters.
Have a blessed Christmas in the Lord!
Thanks TMW, Maria and David.
Too often “religion” leaves Jesus in the manger.
Too often “religion” leaves Jesus on the Cross.
Too often “religion” leaves Jesus in the grave.
But we praise the only God of all creation:
Jesus was born, lived among us, was crucified, was put in the grave and rose again — and ascended to Heaven..
All to pay the sin debt of an undeserving world (me). AMAZING GRACE!
It’s good to reflect on the Christmas story. Have a blessed weekend.
Maria in the UK
Amen & amen, TMW & ExP!
CHRISTmas is such a special time of year. I love the fact that God moved Heaven (the star: Mt.2:1-12) & Earth (Mary & Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem along with the whole world: Lk.2:1ff) to get the Gospel to wicked sinners like me! Praise His Name! God Bless.
Evening, ExP! Christmas is such a wonderful time to reflect on what is important, really! AoW did a post on the most memorable Christmas she remembers. I’m doing a series on how Jesus birth affected and threw upside down the lives of all the people involved!
Remembering WHY Jesus had to come is always necessary, otherwise it’s just a sweet story and Jesus never gets out of the manger!
My daughter attends a little Bretheran church with her best friends extended family, they’ve taken her in like one of their own! Well they had their yearly Christmas program, and it included the crucifiction and Ressurection! The WHY HE came!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!