Incarnation

Remembering and Rejoicing over Christ's Birth

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given..." -- Isaiah 9:6. "This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me...also the cup...saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you." -- Luke 22:19-20. -------------------- It is ironic that it is in the last month of the year that the birth of our Lord Jesus is celebrated; yet it is, without question, the biggest holiday of the year. It is the season for givin...

The Mind of Christ

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5) We frequently turn to this passage during our remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ in the breaking of bread. Though we have been there many times before, each time we are overwhelmed with the downward stoop the Son of God was willing to make in order to accomplish God’s redemptive will. He had a work to do, and He did it completely, despite the fact that it required Him to leave a place of glory, and take up...

The Incarnation and Inspiration of the Word

The virgin birth of the Lord Jesus is an important part of “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) The virgin birth of Christ is important for a number of reasons, but perhaps the primary one is that it relates to the personal holiness of Christ. (Luke 1:35) It assures that He had no relationship to the first man. He came in the “likeness of sinful flesh,” but without sin, having no connection to the first man, Adam. (Rom. 8:3; 2 Cor. 5:21) ...

The Birth of Jesus

The Birth of Jesus. J. G. Bellett. Christian Friend vol. 14, 1887, p. 216. Look at one or two features with me in Luke 2; that exquisitely beautiful scripture has more in it, I well know. "Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, goodwill toward men" (or good pleasure, or delight, in men). At the creation, God was providing for His own glory — for the blessing of the earth — for His peculiar joy and satisfaction in man. Now each of these great purposes is again answered in t...
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