Birth Right

December 19, 2021

In the first chapter of his gospel, John makes it plain that this baby that was born was none other than God in the flesh. That is the “So what?” of Christmas. We answered that “So What?” question in the first two messages. Today, we deal with the “Now What?” and the answer to the first question gives us the answer to the second question. Jesus was born into a human family so that we might be born into heaven’s family. Jesus was born as the Son of God so that we might be born again as children of God. Our birthright is going to tell us because of who Jesus is, what we are to do if we have or if we would like to receive that birth right.

Topics: Christmas

In this series

Holy Christmas

It would be fair to say that most every American knows the basic story of Christmas. But even though we’ve heard the story over and over, how many of us know about and believe the story within the story? That is what this series we are calling “Holy Christmas,” is all about. The real story of Christmas goes way back before Bethlehem, wisemen, mangers, or shepherds. Before Christmas was ever celebrated on earth, it was contemplated in heaven. What we are going to do in this series is explain why Christmas is not just a happy day and it is more than just a holiday. It truly is a holy day. What makes the story of Christmas so holy is what happened before the Christmas story.

Bible Reference

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.
He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.