Tag Archives: Incarnation

“Unfathomable Mystery”

In the Sermon this past Sunday I made a passing reference to a J.I. Packer quote on the Incarnation. Here is the fuller quote for your edification. Dr. Packer wrote: It is here, in the thing that happened at the … Continue reading

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The Virgin Birth

“And the angel answered her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.’” –Luke 1:35 In his book, The Person of … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and Union with Christ

Joel Beeke and William Boekestein wrote: By faith, when we think of Christ, we should see ourselves in Him. As we glimpse at the manger of His birth we can say, “This is my brother, my flesh and blood.” As … Continue reading

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The Work of Christ

In a recent post I mentioned the importance of emphasizing the complete work of Christ. Every dimension of Christ’s life and work (Incarnation, perfect life, Cross, Resurrection, Ascension and Second Coming) is vitally important and we must not emphasize one … Continue reading

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News Indeed (truly Good News)

In his book, The God Who Became Human, Graham Cole makes the argument that the Incarnation (and the whole Gospel) can never be considered dull or boring. In making his case he offers the following two quotes from Dorothy Sayers … Continue reading

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Christ Descended

Here is a great C.S. Lewis quote taken from Stephen Nichols’ book, Peace: Classic Readings for Christmas. In the Christian story God descends to reascend. He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down … Continue reading

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Christmas Planned Long in Advance

We are officially in what we often refer to as the Christmas season. As we approach December 25th there will be many celebrations with co-workers, family and friends. If you are like my wife, you have made plans, arrangements, and … Continue reading

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Reading for the Season

Sunday I mentioned that over the past two years I have given special attention in my reading to three theological categories: Union with Christ, Trinity, and Incarnation. Another recommendation I would make for those seeking to be more disciplined in … Continue reading

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True Savior

The past two years during the Christmas season I have sought to emphasize that one of the beauties of the Incarnation (John 1:14) is that Jesus confronted sin and death (Rom. 8:2). Christianity is not escapism! Obviously the climax of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Hymn

I wanted to share with you a lesser known Hymn written by Martin Luther. Luther wrote many Hymns and actually penned this one for children. Our little Lord, we give thee praise That thou hast deigned to take our ways. … Continue reading

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