Who Needs Christmas - Part 2


How does God, the Spirit, communicate how much He loves you and me?

But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.  Galatians 4:4 NLT

God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.  Galatians 4:5 NLT

God took the first step to remove all the obstacles of unrestricted fellowship.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.   Romans 5:8  NIV

Why couldn't Jesus pronounce everybody forgiven?

To dishonor the source of life is an expression of ingratitude, deserving the forfeiture of life.

You rejected this holy, righteous one and instead demanded the release of a murderer.  Acts 3:14 NLT

You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!  Acts 3:15 NLT

Jesus' death demonstrated the magnitude of our ingratitude and the magnitude of His love for us.

You cannot demonstrate love without sacrifice.

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Romans 5:6 NLT

Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.  Romans 5:7 NLT

As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 1:20 NLT

And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21 NLT

All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”  Matthew 1:22-23 NLT

We needed to see it to believe it.