God came to earth as a human being in the person of
Jesus Christ and willingly laid down His perfect life for
sinful mankind. He assumed full responsibility for all our
sins and took the punishment that we deserved.
Christ has not only spoken to us by
His life, but has also spoken for us by
Not one of us is beyond the reach of
God’s saving grace
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Jesus has existed as One with the Father since the
beginning... before time and before anything was created.
Jesus' life did not begin at the moment of conception.
Jesus came into the world from pre-existence. Jesus is the
only baby born into this world who existed before His
John 1:1; 17:5
Jesus' human birth was a unique
experience...never replicated on any
Jesus is God, the Son,
manifested in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, sent by
God, the Father, to dwell
Immanuel - God is with us.
God is universally present in person, in understanding,
and in power at all times.
When Joseph learned that Mary was
pregnant, he did not know the
surrounding the conception.
Matthew said that when Joseph found out that Mary was
pregnant he, being a righteous man, did not want to
disgrace her. Joseph planned to send her away
secretly; however, God intervened. An angel of God
appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him not to be
afraid to marry Mary,
as the Child conceived in her... was an
act of the Spirit of God... in the womb
of a virgin.The Child she carried
was the Son of God.
GOD IS THE
God arranged the orbits of the earth and the moon so that
the earth would come between the sun and the moon
periodically and eclipse the light of the moon.
This same God, Who arranged the
orbits of the earth... the sun and the
moon... also used Mary, an average
young woman, to aid in the birth of
His only begotten Son.
"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins."
All of this took place to fulfill what was spoken by God
through the prophet.
The Bible prophesied hundreds of years in advance, before
the birth of Christ, the coming of God's Son.
"God with us"
was the baby’s distinctive
It was foretold, by Isaiah, Jesus would be born of a virgin.
The Bible teaches that God Almighty,
the God of possibilities, was
supernaturally conceived in the
womb of a virgin.
Luke's gospel relates Mary's encounter with the angel
Gabriel, who explained that God will bring an unexpected
addition into her family. He will be great, and will be
called the Son of the Highest.
Then Mary said to the angel, 'How can this be, since I do
not know a man?' And the angel answered and said to her,
the Holy Spirit will place God's Son in your womb.
A simple peace and composure guided the exchange
between Mary and Gabriel.
Scripture teaches that God Almighty
allowed Himself to be supernaturally
conceived in the womb of a virgin.
This is the same God of all possibilities Who put the sun,
moon, and stars in the sky.
Think about it... this same God has the
power to place the promised One in a
Let us be reminded...
a miracle is an event that would be impossible by natural
law, but is brought to pass by
the supernatural power of God.
Nothing is impossible with God.
God's promise came to earth
in an unadorned package of human innocence, without
any ostentatious boastfulness or vanity.
Jesus was born in an obscure village,
in Bethlehem, in a stable, to a virgin.
The promised one entered human life
while still being totally divine.
The idea of the humanity of Jesus co-existing with His
supreme divinity is difficult for some to comprehend,
but God does not always do things the way we would do
God is God.
Mary is a model believer. She took God at His word.
God's choice of Mary to carry His only begotten Son
comes from God's grace... not from any intrinsic asset that
Mary did not ask for or seek this role in God's plans; God
simply stepped into Mary's life and brought her into His
Mary's distinction was her faithfulness.
Mary should be recognized, not
worshiped, for her model of
faithfulness and her receptiveness to
We can never fully comprehend God's whole being.
Our limited faculties are incapable of defining or
fathoming the greatness of God. God's majesty far
exceeds anything we can comprehend.
God's greatness, power, grace, holiness, thoughts, ways,
justice, wisdom, and God's past, present, and future
judgments are perfect and beyond our perception.
God is beyond and greater than what any of us can know
or understand. God is Infinitely above anything and
everything we can attempt to discern or express.
God who is larger than the universe... created and sustains
the whole world!
This same God... humbling Himself...
became an embryo. His nourishment
was from a young virgin.
Jesus Christ, God the Son, was born in a manger.
The complexity of the unusual
conception and birth of Jesus Christ,
the Holy One of God, is one of the
Bible's most amazing miracles.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, as
“O Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are but a small Judean
village, yet you will be the birthplace of my King Who is
alive from everlasting ages past!”
Jesus entered into this world in a
Jesus went from the throne of heaven... to being born in a
stable and laying in a long open box or trough that horses
and cattle used to eat and drink water from.
Jesus went from the presence of angels
to a humble structure filled with
Jesus was poor; He was despised; He was tempted; He
was persecuted; He suffered physical pain; and He
endured the sorrows of a prolonged and most atrocious
death... on the cross.
Jesus faced all the same kinds of trials
and tests we are subjected to... and
Because Jesus had these human
experiences... He could sympathize
and empathize with our weaknesses,
struggles, and temptations.
Jesus has been there and gone through it all. Jesus is fully
aware of and sensitive to... the feelings, thoughts, and
experiences we now have.
Jesus' humanity enabled Him to
sympathize with our human frailties
in ways others never could.
Jesus lived a human life, but He did not possess a sin
nature as we do. He grew up in still another village called
Nazareth, where He worked as a carpenter until He was
thirty years of age. Then for three years He was a
Jesus was tempted, but never sinned. Because Jesus did not
have a human father... He did not inherit a sin nature. He
possessed the divine nature from God, His Heavenly
Jesus was introduced by a messenger,
So... by Jesus' own words, He offers this proof, "The Son
of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and
they will kill Him. And when He is killed, after three days
He will rise."
“Then I will pour out the spirit of grace and prayer on all
the people of Jerusalem. They will look on Him they
pierced, and mourn for Him as for an only son, and grieve
bitterly for Him as for an oldest child who died.
One of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, and
blood and water flowed out.
"The enemy, this gang of evil men, circles Me like a pack
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they put his
garments into four piles, one for each of them. But they
said, “Let’s not tear up His robe,” for it was seamless.
“Let’s throw dice to see who gets it.”
This fulfilled the Scripture that says,
“They divided My clothes among them and cast lots for
According to John 4:10, it is not our love for God:
it is God's love for us in sending His
Son to be the way to take away our
Jesus would suffer crucifixion.
Jesus endured the cross.
As He hung on the cross, the judgment and wrath of God
was poured out on Him instead of on us.
Jesus was born into this world, taking
on human flesh, for one purpose.
Jesus was the only person in the
history of the world who was born to
All people die, but death is not our life’s purpose.
Each of the prophecies were fulfilled precisely,
although, predicted hundreds of years before time.
The most compelling and dramatic example of sacrifice
and substitution for our punishment is... Jesus' blood shed
on the cross for us.
When our Savior cried out from the cross, “It is finished”
(John 19:30), our sin debt was forever paid in full. Jesus
Christ saved us from a horrible, godless eternity.
May we bless Jesus' Name, and proclaim Christ as
Sovereign over life and death!
Under normal conditions, a person’s greatest
accomplishments are completed while he or she is still
alive, but think about what Jesus achieved through His
Christ has not only spoken to us by
His life, but has also spoken for us by
Jesus was saying, "Yes, I'm the Messiah, the King, but I
came not to live, but to die. I'm not here to take power,
but to lose it;
I'm here not to rule, but to serve.
And that's how I'm going to defeat evil and put everything
Christ gave His perfect life for sinful
He assumed full responsibility for all our sins and took the
punishment that we deserved.
“In a moment of weakness we may cry out, ‘No one
knows what it is like. No one understands’
But the Son of God perfectly knows
for He has felt and bore our burdens “And because of His
infinite and eternal sacrifice...
He has perfect empathy
and can extend to us His arm of mercy.”
Jesus was the final, perfect sacrifice that satisfied forever
God's wrath against sin
Jesus' divine nature made Him fit for
the work of Redeemer; His human
body allowed Him to shed the blood
necessary to redeem.
As humans with a sin nature... we could never pay such a
debt. We could never meet the requirements to become the
sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
If Jesus were merely a good man, as
some claim, then He had a sin nature
and was not perfect.
Had that had been the case... Jesus' death and resurrection
would not have had the power to save us.
Because Jesus was and is God in the
flesh, Jesus alone could pay the debt...
that we owed to God.
Sooner or later, all of us will need the Savior. We all make
mistakes we cannot resolve. We will all experience losses
we cannot recover, and face pains, persecution, tragedies,
burdens, and disappointments we cannot handle alone.
The Good News is...
we don’t have to handle any of them alone.
Let us always remember and never forget:
No matter who you are or who you were...
"God is with us."
May we return to the Word and tell our children
about the price Jesus Christ paid for our salvation.
The Greatest Man in
history... His Name is Jesus.
In spite of all that Jesus went through,
three days later, the boulder that
formerly sealed the tomb... had been
rolled away from the tomb. The body
Only the grave linens were found in the tomb. Critics and
followers of Jesus agreed that the tomb was empty and the
body was gone.
The Resurrection of Jesus
is important for many
It witnesses the immense power of God Himself.
In resurrecting Jesus from the grave, God reminds us of
His absolute sovereignty over life and death.
Jesus' victory over death and the grave won the victory
for everyone who puts their trust in Him
(John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 17).
To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God.
God is all powerful, and God has the
power to raise the dead.
“Death has been swallowed up in
Jesus' supreme evidence of deity was His own
resurrection from the dead.
Several times in the course of His life, Jesus predicted the
way He would be killed and affirmed that three days later...
He would rise from the
dead... and He did!
Only God who created life can resurrect it after death.
Only God can reverse the hideousness that is death
itself. Only God can remove the sting and gain the
victory over the grave.
1 Corinthians 15:54-55
Our God became Man, died for our
sins, and was resurrected the third
day. The grave could not hold Him.
The Resurrection brings life meaning, direction, and the
opportunity to start over... regardless of our
Jesus had no servants;
yet they called Him Master.
Jesus washing the feet of the disciples
was the display of His humility and His servanthood.
Jesus Teaches Truth.
Jesus had no degree; yet,
they called Jesus Teacher.
Jesus had no medicines;
yet, they called Jesus
Jesus healed every disease and sickness among the people.
Jesus had no army; yet, kings
He won no military battles; yet,
Jesus conquered the
Jesus committed no crime; yet,
they crucified Him.
Jesus was buried in a tomb; yet,
He lives, today!
It was impossible for death to keep its hold on Jesus.
- Acts 2:24
When problems try to bury you on
Friday... always remember and never
forget... Sunday is on the way!
May we always remember and
commemorate the death and
Jesus Christ, our Friend, our
Leader, our Guide, our King, and
The effort to seek God is a
gift from God.
May we all wholeheartedly continue
to seek after Him
Christ’s finished work on the cross saved us from eternal
separation from God, and it also saved us from the power
that our lower nature currently has over us in this life.
Once we accept Christ, His Spirit lives in us and we are
no longer controlled by the flesh. This freedom makes it
possible for us to say “no” to our lower nature and
overcome our enslavement to the wicked and unrighteous
desires of the flesh.
Praise God, Christ
conquered Satan and sin...
on the Cross and saved us
from eternal separation from
When our Savior cried out from the cross,
“It is finished”
our sin debt was forever paid in full.
May we never lose sight of Christ’s triumph on the Cross.
‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of
May we deny ourselves of anything that hinders our doing
the Will of God. Let us take our wants and desires down
from the throne and allow Jesus and His Will to reign
over our lives, forevermore.