“For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him…” (Philippians 3:8) Advent calendars, candle lightings, and Christmas caroling. Baking cookies and decorating trees. Traveling across states to see loved ones. These are our beloved holiday traditions.
It’s that season—the time of year we celebrate the glorious incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is an important subject to ruminate over. Considering the wonders of the incarnation of our Lord Jesus will do us well.
The following is adapted from Bob Hoekstra’s daily devotional Day By Day By Grace. “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:10) As the ultimate free gift of God’s grace, Jesus was […]
1. “For this I was born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth” (John 18:37). 2. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8; cf. Hebrews 2:14-15). 3. “Those who are well have no need of a […]
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” (Romans 11:33) There are a number of prophecies and allusions to Christ the Messiah throughout the Old Testament.
To commemorate our celebration of Christ’s glorious birth, we have prepared a selection of materials that highlight this miraculous event. We trust these Scriptures, sermons, and commentaries surrounding the nativity will inspire a deeper, reverential love for God and His Word. The page serves as a starting point for those seeking to study this great moment in […]
The following is adapted from the notes of F.E. Marsh, available at BLB. Hebrews 9 & 10 offer a number of reasons that Christ came for us. We’ve already discussed some of them in part 1 and part 2, but there are several reasons more. He also came to serve: As the Exalted Man in glory. “But when Christ […]
The following is adapted from the notes of F.E. Marsh, available at BLB. Hebrews 9 & 10 offer a number of reasons that Christ came for us. We’ve already discussed some of them in part 1, but there are several reasons more. He also came to serve: As the Substitute, to suffer. “so Christ, having […]
The following is adapted from the notes of F.E. Marsh, available at BLB. Different characteristics of Christ who appears for us in Hebrews 9 & 10. As the Propitiation, to atone. “he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his […]
(The following is adapted from a sermon by Jonathan Edwards) These two concepts are met in Jesus Christ: infinite highness and infinite condescension. Christ, as God, is infinitely great and high above all. He is higher than the kings of the earth for He is King of kings and Lord of lords. He is higher than the heavens, […]