December 14, 2018
Galatians 4:4 says that Jesus was “born under the Law.” What does that mean? Jesus was born under the requirements of the Old Testament Law. Some people say that when Christ came, God loosened the Old Testament standards and said, “Relax; you do not have to be perfect anymore.
December 13, 2018
In Galatians 4:4-5, Paul said, “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
December 12, 2018
In Galatians 4:4-5, Paul described the significance of Christ’s birth: “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
December 11, 2018
In Galatians 4:4-5, Paul described in one sentence the significance of Christ’s birth and what it means for us today.
December 10, 2018
It is as predictable as eggnog, holiday sales, and the annual showing of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” I am talking about the annual lament by newspaper columnists, TV commentators, and preachers about the commercialization of Christmas.
December 07, 2018
If Christ did not come, there would be no hope of life beyond the grave. In 1 Corinthians 15:17-19, we read about the only real hope that counts. Usually we read this passage at Easter, but it shouldn’t be the only time to read it. The hope of the resurrection is a good thing to celebrate 365 days a year. In this passage Paul is describing what would have happened if Christ had not been raised from the dead. What would our lives be like?
December 06, 2018
What would the world be like if there was no Christmas? If Christ had not come, there would be no one in heaven who really understands us. Not only did Christ coming in human form allow Him to be the sin substitute on our behalf, but it also qualified Him to be a priest who can sympathize with the problems that we face. Hebrews 2:17-18 says, “Therefore, He [Jesus] had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
December 05, 2018
What would the world be like if there was no Christmas? If Christ had not come, there would be no sacrifice for our sins. Here’s a pop quiz with only one question: When and where was the first announcement of Christmas preached? If you said in a field outside Bethlehem, the sermon preached by the angel to the shepherds, that would be a great answer—but it would be wrong.