This week Bro. Leo starts us on a study of the birth of Jesus Christ.
We’ve all heard the saying “Jesus is the reason for the season” during the Christmas holiday season, but do we really concentrate/meditate on the miracle of God coming to earth as a baby boy to the point of aw. Or are we so used to hearing the Christmas story that it no longer awes us.
In order to study the Christmas miracle we must first define what a miracle is. A miracle is something done that is not possible by man, it is an act only accomplished by divine power of God.
In 1Tim. 1:15 we are told that every Christian must believe the miracle that God came to earth in the flesh as Jesus (John 1:1, 14a, 10a). THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE CAME TO EARTH AND DWELT AMONG US!
The fact that God came to earth as a baby boy is the first truth a Christian must believe and this fact was a key point in the early Church (1Tim. 3:16, Phil.2:6-8, Heb.2:14a, 16, 17a, 1John 1:1-4). Everyone will be judged whether they believed and confessed the fact that God came to dwell among us (1John 4:2-3).
As we enter into the Christmas season we need to meditate on the miracle of God coming to earth and dwelling among us in human flesh (Col.2:8-9).
Scriptures used in today’s study:
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ….
Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him …..
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luk 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Luk 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Luk 2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Luk 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God,…..
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; ….
Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, ……
1Jn 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1Jn 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
1Jn 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1Jn 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.