The Christ of Christmas 7: Gifts for a King

Day 7: The Christ of Christmas “And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him” (Matthew 2:11, ESV). As we finish this study on the Christ of Christmas, it should bring us joy to reflect on everything that His birth means, even so many years later. And as we look into the final parts of Jesus’ birth story, we see that…

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The Christ of Christmas 6: The Birth of a King

Day 6: The Christ of Christmas “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11, ESV). Jesus’ birth was many things, but “normal” was not one of them. I say that reverently, but it cannot be ignored that the circumstances surrounding…

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The Christ of Christmas 5: The Journey to Bethlehem

Day 5: The Christ of Christmas “But you, O Bethlehem…who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for Me One who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days” (Micah 5:2, ESV). I’m quite sure that if I were to ask any mother who is nine months pregnant if she wanted to take a four- or…

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The Christ of Christmas 4: The Angel Visits Mary

Day 4: The Christ of Christmas “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:30-32, ESV). It’s one thing to realize that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, but it’s even better to…

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The Christ of Christmas 3: What Does Prophecy Say?

Day 3: The Christ of Christmas “For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us” (Isaiah 9:6, NASB).  Most parents know about nine months in advance that their baby will be born, right? Sometimes it’s less, but it’s never more than that. But what if someone were to know about a birth hundreds of years before it happened? Well, I can’t say that I’ve ever heard…

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The Christ of Christmas 2: Is Christmas About Family?

Day 2: The Christ of Christmas “He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:11-12, ESV). For many people, family is one of the most important things in life. And it’s often true that we spend more time with our families during the Christmas season,…

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The Christ of Christmas 1: Is Christmas About Traditions?

Day 1: The Christ of Christmas “She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21, ESV). Christmas… “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” right? I mean, is there really anyone who disagrees with that? It’s okay if you do; we can still be friends—I just can’t promise to understand you.  I’ve always loved everything about Christmas,…

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