Summary: God sent His Greatest Gift to mankind at the precise time, He always does every thing at the right time.

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GAL: 4:4-7 8/16/08 CHRISTMAS

Did you know that there are many people through out our land that don’t know the true origins of Christmas? What I mean by that is many folks don’t realize that the birth of Christ is really what its about. And even those of us that do know the true meaning of Christmas tend to forget it amidst all of the shopping, and gift giving, and family get togethers with all the good eating etc. let me say that we don’t really know for certain what day the Lord was born, but we do know for certain that He was born, so we recognize Dec. 25 as a time to remember His birth.

So today I want to talk a little on what Christmas is.

The Galatians also needed a reminder about the significance and meaning of Christmas.

Now the word Christmas is not in the bible anywhere, but The Galatians were turning from the Gospel of the grace of God to the bondage of the law.

Paul wrote to the Galatians to remind them of the significance of what Christ had done for them when he came to the earth.

Galatians 4:4 4But when the fulness of the time was come,{At the time determined by God, God the Father sent forth God the Son, born of a woman, born under the Law. Mary was a Jewish woman.} God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, -5To redeem them that were under the law, {Jews} that we {everybody} might receive the adoption of sons.

6And because ye are *sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. {This cry of Abba, Father reveals deep emotion coming from the indwelling Holy Spirit.} 7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

What is Christmas really all about?


In these verses we see some very important things about Jesus Christ and his coming to earth.

a) First we see his Divine Origin---there was an event that took place before the birth of Christ in the manger, even before the conception of Christ in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

It was the sending forth of Christ from God the Father.

We’re told in Gal.4:4 "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son". Christ had always existed with the Father. Jesus the Christ was born.

John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." When was the beginning?

Billions of years back of creation. He already was; He comes out of eternity to meet us. He did not begin. “In the beginning was the Word”—He was already there when the beginning was.

As a man Jesus prayed to the Father, John 17:5 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Christ had always existed in perfect loving fellowship with God the Father. One day at the precise time, God sent him forth. It was Gods plan even before there was a world.

1st pet.1: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Jesus made a conscious choice to be sent.

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