ADVENT - Week Two: This Child is Man
Passage: Luke 2:1–2:7
That Big, Eternal, Other God from last week chose to become like us because of his great love of us. Why would he do that and why does it matter to the Christmas story and our celebration of it? Jesus didn’t just come to earth as a man but as a very particular man from a particular place and with a particular lineage, none of them kingly and all of them destitute. He is the grandchild of some of the most despicable episodes in Israel’s history.
He became like one of us, to show us what really matters in life
He became like the lowest of us, so no one is left out of the Gospel
He became like the highest of us, to show us the way forward
More in ADVENT: What Child is This?
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December 18, 2016ADVENT - Week Four: This Child Is King
December 11, 2016ADVENT - Week Three: This Child Is Savior