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Friday, December 5, 2008

Here is a Christmas message that has been a blessing to me in preparing it and might be a blessing to you as well. I have never preached this, but I might this year. I have so many messages that are good but I have never preached. This blog might be a way to get them out to those who can use them.

THE THREE-FOLD IDENTITY OF BETHLEHEM’S BABE
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


In the angel’s words, we find the true glory of Christmas. Because, no matter what else we may make of it, Christmas will always be about the Baby born in Bethlehem.
Notice what the angel had to say about who this Baby was.

I. SAVIOR – THE TITLE OF ACCEPTANCE
As Saviour, Jesus provided 3 essential services to the sinner:
1. We are Accepted in Him. Eph 6:1
2. We are Delivered in Him 1 Peter 1:18-19
3. We are Preserved in Him 1Peter 1:5
Thank God, He came not just as a Judge, but also as Saviour.

II. CHRIST – THE TITLE OF ACCESS
This child came to do more than provide salvation.
He came to allow us access into the very presence of Almighty God.
Through Jesus, we can:
1. Approach the Father. 1 Timothy 2:5 Jesus is the only means of access.
2. Appeal to the Father. John 16:23

III. LORD – THE TITLE OF AUTHORITY
When the angel called Jesus, "Lord" He was:
1. referring to One who was to be in absolute control.
2. reminding every Christian that He is to be the absolute authority in our lives.
It’s Christmas time! We need to remember that the reason we celebrate is because of a little infant born into this world 2,000 years ago. That infant was no ordinary baby.
* As Savior, He is worthy of our worship.
* As Christ, He is worthy of our dependence.
* As Lord, He is worthy of our obedience.
* As Jesus, He is worthy of all we can give to Him.
Have you given Jesus your all this Christmas?

2 comments:

Hitman, bman, bambi, brettman, and sheep said...

Hey great blog. I love the flag. Keep up the work you are doing for the Lord.

Brandon Wilber said...

That really hits home, no matter what time of year. Thanks for sharing this.