20 December 2009

Merry Christmas! Why Christ is the Hope of the World

This message in our series on the Gospel of Luke entitled "the red letters", contrasts the high and proud state of Caesar with the glorious and lowly state of Jesus Christ in Luke 2:1-7. What we find is that Jesus suffered the deepest temptation so he could save to the uttermost those who draw near to God (Hebrews 7:25). He who holds the universe together by the word of his power (Hebrews 1: 3), who wraps the seas in swaddling bands (Job 38:9) was wrapped in swaddling clothes and born in ignominy so he could truly be for all people (Hebrews 2:18, Luke 2:10).

He is able to help us as a merciful and faithful high priest (Hebrews 2:14-15) the only question is "Do we see our need for help?"

See your sufficient Savior this Christmas, but savor him because you need him. Merry Christmas!

Listen to the message.

Additional Resources
Hebrews 2:9-11 and Hebrews 2:14-18
A Way to the Manger: Why Bethlehem Matters - a sermon by Russell Moore
Frailty, Compassion, Incarnation and Love


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