Archive for December 18th, 2022

This Sunday at Church: Give a book on the Incarnation or the Birth of Christ

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Give a book on the Incarnation or the Birth of Christ. This idea isn’t just only during Christmas time.  It should be something we can do even other time of the year especially since the truth of God becoming man in the […]

This Sunday at Church: Give a book on the Incarnation or the Birth of Christ

Advent 2022 – Day 22: John 3:1-3

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:1‭-‬3, ESV

At Advent, we look back at why Jesus had to come, that He came, and then that He will come again.

Jesus came to live amongst us, teaching the truths of God and proving them with miracles, signs, and wonders.

Even the religious elite could see it.

The Messiah had come! It must be the Prophet that Moses spoke of (Deuteronomy 18:15-22), the one who would restore Israel!

Yet, God came to us, showing us how little we understand, that we need to be different.

The Savior had indeed finally come, but He was not what was expected.

To follow Him, to be saved, means becoming a new – renewed – person.

Jesus said we must be born again, but even one of the great teachers of Israel could not comprehend it.

Salvation is simultaneously so simple to grasp yet so difficult to understand.

Like Nicodemus, we must be wise enough to seek the Savior and to understand His teachings.

Christ has come, but we must seek Him and ask for wisdom. (Matthew 6:33; James 1:5)

May we seek the Lord who has offered us His wisdom and salvation.

VerseD: Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14, ESV

God came to us, and He told us what to expect: the impossible. But what is impossible with man is possible with God (Luke 18:27), especially our salvation.

And He lived with us to buy our salvation.