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Timothy Smith writes in his sermon on Jesus being born to die,


"I was watching "48 Hours Mystery" last Tuesday night on CBS. Their show that night was called "The Mystery of Christmas." It was all about finding and looking at historical evidence for the birth of Christ. Early in the show Maureen Mauer, the host, gave this disclaimer. "While there is much documented historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and that he died on a cross, there is little historical documented evidence for His birth." That's a true statement. We don't have any birth records from Bethlehem; we don't have any first person accounts from the shepherds or wise men. None of them wrote anything down, that we know of. But more than leading us to question Jesus' birth I think that it speaks to God's emphasis. He wanted us to focus more on the purpose for Jesus' coming then He did on the entry."

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