Jesus, Our God

Christmas is about the doctrine of the incarnation, God becoming human. That’s what we sing about. And this passage is a breathtaking roller coaster ride through the doctrine of the incarnation. What I’d like to do, instead of looking so much at the doctrine, I would like to talk about what it means to us, how it makes our lives different.

Let me tell you three things that if the baby in the manger was God, not just a guru, not just a supernatural being, not just the first created thing, not just a hologram from heaven, but God himself. If that baby was God, let me tell you three differences it should make. It should lead to a reordering, a relinquishment and a rejoicing.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 17, 1995. Series "Advent: God and Sinners Reconciled". Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20, Philippians 3:10,  Hebrews 12:2, Mark 10:29.

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