Tag Archives: Incarnation of Christ

God is building His Temple

God is building His temple. But it’s not a human-made temple; it’s made of humans. And this is the ultimate message of Christmas: God became incarnated so that we could incarnate Him. The implications of this just boggles the mind. … Continue reading

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The foundation of our true identity

Knowing our true identity is one of the most important things we can know as human beings. Not knowing who we really are leads to powerless and ineffectual living. We will live without transcendent purpose and hope. And a foundational … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Four

Eternal life is not a legal transaction, it’s an invitation into a transformational relationship. The invite is for us to participate in Christ’s very own life. We must make the distinction here between the Christian “religion” (ritualistic observation) and actually … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Two

“We cannot afford to make Jesus’ life mostly about His death. I believe doing this is one of the major reasons why most people still like Jesus but don’t like a lot of Christians. This sad commentary reveals the difference between … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part One

“Jesus was not born just to die; He was born to give life. He wasn’t brought up to be the ultimate temple sacrifice. God doesn’t do human sacrifice; He’s not Molech. God is, and always has been, a good Father.” I said this in … Continue reading

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This pretty much says it all | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I would like to post a lengthy quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This comes from his classic book, Ethics. I saw this quote in William Paul Young’s latest book, “Lies We Believe about God.” I’m posting this because it not only fits my … Continue reading

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The Nativity mystery | Karl Barth

“The nativity mystery “conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary,” means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus, his “climbing down of God” is: Holy … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation matters – Part two

We cannot afford to make Jesus’ life mostly about His death. I believe doing this is one of the major reasons why most people still like Jesus but don’t like most Christians. This sad commentary reveals the difference between the Christian … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation matters – part one

Jesus was not born to die; He was born to give life. He wasn’t brought up to be the ultimate temple sacrifice. God doesn’t do human sacrifice; He’s not Molech. God is, and always has been, a good Father. I know what I just said may sound strange … Continue reading

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Jesus is the only way to what?

When Jesus said that He was the only way to the Father, was He being narrow-minded? Was it a, “It’s My way or the highway” kind of thing? I suppose you could take it that way but I don’t think … Continue reading

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