Contributed on Nov 27, 2015
God chose the most humble circumstances possible for the entrance of His Son into the world. He did this that we might know His love and receive Him as one of us.
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2015
Exploring the significance of angels announcing the birth of Messiah.
“In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2015
Grace was revealed to mankind in the birth of Jesus, the Christ.
“At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. “And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2015
God's purpose of salvation of fallen man is revealed in the first days of the life of the baby Jesus.
“There was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he ...read more
Contributed on Dec 24, 2015
Why should anyone be good? The answer is found in the celebration of the birth of Christ the Lord.
“When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so ...read more