“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” (John 1:1,14).
On this Christmas Day, we reflect on the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
The candidate who could solve man’s sin problem … ➡
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7).
Today’s Scripture is a shameful reality—Israel has “no room” for her Messiah.
Every Jew knew the Messianic promise … ➡
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2).
Today’s Scripture, written about 700 B.C., prophesies … ➡
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
While Christendom speaks of the “virgin birth of Christ,” according to today’s Scripture, a more accurate term would be the “virgin conception of … ➡
“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
Let us not be so sidetracked by religion and commercialization that … ➡
“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows” (Psalm 45:6,7).
The final verse of the classic Christmas carol … ➡
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise” (Psalm 98:4).
The first verse of the classic Christmas carol highlights today’s Scripture.
“Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare … ➡