Some thoughts on Christmas

We are coming to that time of year when we buy presents and have feasts and think about all the things God has done for us. I thought a good place to begin this blog would be to apply the kingdom to Christmas. The birth of Christ is one of the most important events in history. The incarnation stands as one of the many things that shows us just how much God cares about this world. It also marks the beginning of a new age, a new era in redemptive history. That is to say, the inauguration of the kingdom of God. Which looks back to Egypt, Jesus is the second Moses, come to “save His people from their sin”(Matthew 1:21) and to bring us “grace and truth”(John 1:17). In His birth we see the first page of the new creation of God. In Him, you and I are new creations, free from sin, free to love God and our neighbor, just as Adam was before becoming a slave to sin. Come to Him, drink His blood, eat His flesh, find life in His being, He is the beginning of the new creation, the One who makes you and I new creations. The one who reveals to us “grace and truth”, that God is not angry with us, but rather dancing over us. Let us find our identity in the new creation and die to sin as we press in to the Lord Jesus Christ

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