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BOICE ON THE VIRGIN BIRTH


One well-known Christian author, James Montgomery Boice, eloquently documents amazing things Jesus’ virgin birth, sinless life and sacrificial death accomplished for mankind as an amazing sign of His love.


Jesus endured a human birth to give us a new spiritual birth.

He occupied a stable that we might occupy a mansion.

He had an earthly mother so that we might have a heavenly Father.

He became subject so that we might be free.

He left his glory to give us glory.

He was poor that we might be rich.

He was welcomed by shepherds at His birth so we through our new birth can one

day be welcomed by angels.

He was hunted by Herod that we might be delivered from the grasp of Satan.


That is the great paradox of the Christmas story. It is that which makes it irresistibly attractive. It is the reversal of roles at God’s cost for our benefit.



(Source: James Montgomery Boice. "The Christ of Christmas" (Chicago: Moody, 1983) p. 59. From a sermon by Allen Calkins, Your Savior is Born: AS PROMISED, 12/13/2009)

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