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Written by Pastor Jim Lee for “The Domain for Truth” @ https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com
Original post @ https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/this-sunday-at-church-worship-god-for-coming-down-as-a-man-to-save-sinners/
This Sunday at Church: Worship God for Coming Down as a Man to save sinners
December 20, 2020 by SLIMJIM
For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Worship God for Coming Down as a Man to save sinners.
The idea of God coming down as a man to save sinners in theology is called Incarnation. It is what makes Christianity unique in the sense that Jesus is fully God and fully man; that is, Jesus is not half-God and half-man like Hercules in Greek mythology; nor is Jesus is God possessing a man like demons possessing a human being; rather Jesus is fully God and fully Man at the same time, with Jesus being God taking on full humanity.
Christ coming on earth as fully man is biblical; see Philippians 2:1-11…
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any [a]affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete [b]by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing [c]from [d]selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility consider one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this attitude [e]in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be [f]grasped, 7 but [g]emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and [h]being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death [i]on a cross. 9 For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
During this month many can emphasize more about celebrating Winter, having fun with Santa, etc. But the greatest truth is that God came to save sinners! Mediate on that truth and let that change your life by being more humble and God centered as one sees from Philippians 2.
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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