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The incarnation of Christ – Part Five

Today is supposed to be the busiest shipping day of the year in the US. This is a pretty good picture of many devoted followers of Christ. They’re like UPS drivers, frantically rushing around delivering packages from someone they don’t know. Their life … Continue reading

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The incarnation of Christ – Part Four

When Adam ate the forbidden fruit, something terrible happened. His eyes were opened to seeing his own nakedness and closed to seeing God as He actually is. Instead of seeing connection, he saw separation. Instead of feeling loved and affirmed, he felt … Continue reading

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The incarnation of Christ – Part Three

When we start our salvation message with Adam’s sin and the cross, we miss God’s eternal purpose for mankind–our adoption and communion with Him as sons and daughters. We looked at this in part two. But how can we humans … Continue reading

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The incarnation of Christ – Part One

Is Christmas important to the gospel message? More to the point, can we even understand the gospel message apart from the incarnation of Christ? When we start with Christ’s death, do we end up missing the whole point of His birth?  After … Continue reading

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Experiencing the testimony of Christmas

I’ve spent the last few days away at a friend’s cabin in the woods. It was such a blessing to find a quiet place and focus on writing my book. As you will see from the pictures, the cabin isn’t … Continue reading

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God with us: Jesus, Christ, God, Son, Savior

I’m away for several days but wanted to share part of a post I wrote last January that pertains to my Christmas series, “God With Us.” You can read the original post in its entirety here. I will add a … Continue reading

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God with us: We are IN Christ!

In my last post I asked a hypothetical question about Christ’s incarnation. I want to first thank everyone who bravely responded here and those who pondered privately. Today, I will share my thoughts on this interesting question in this continuation … Continue reading

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A question about the incarnation of Christ

I have a multiple-part Christmas question for your consideration today. It’s purely hypothetical and in context with what I’ve talked about here. What if Adam had never fallen? Would Christ still have come in the flesh? Why or why not? … Continue reading

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God with us: Shakespeare enters Hamlet’s world

“When a Russian cosmonaut returned from space and reported that he had not found God, C. S. Lewis responded that this was like Hamlet going into the attic of his castle and looking for Shakespeare.” (Timothy Keller, “The Reason for … Continue reading

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God with us: what Child is this?

What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This is the question of the ages. Last time, I introduced my subject, “God with us.” … Continue reading

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