Birth in the Bible is a story of joy followed by pain that must ultimately give way to triumph.Read More
Jesus Christ is the perfect older brother who willingly serves his younger siblings, even suffering death in order to share his birthright with them.
A substitute is needed to rescue God’s people from death, because God’s justice must be satisfied and the only substitute that can save us is Jesus Christ.
In the sacrifice of Isaac, the promised son, we see God’s plan for his own Son and the depth of love for us that would be required in sending his Son to earth.
Isaac represents the promised Seed in whom salvation would be found as well as all who would find salvation by trusting the promises of God and not their own works and abilities.
Jesus came into the world in order to fulfill God’s promise to Abraham to build and populate the perfect and eternal kingdom of heaven.
Jesus came to earth to bring heavenly peace to his chosen people, both with God and with each other.
Jesus came into this world and was made man in order to conquer Satan, sin and death and to clothe us in his righteousness.
Jesus came to righteously fulfill what Adam failed to do and take on the judgment of God’s wrath for his people in order that he might given them rest in heaven.
Genesis 3:15 presents the promise of a child to be born of a woman, who would come and reverse the damage done by the serpent by undergoing the curse on behalf of his chosen people - to bring peace between them and God.
At Christmas we remember the humiliation of Christ, that is the day that God humbled himself and took on the flesh of humanity and entered into his own creation – and that for our salvation.