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Some of us don't realize it, but we have a desperate need for rescue, and that is exactly what Jesus Christ brought us. Some of us don't realize that ultimately what we celebrate each Christmas is our joy in the fact that God has sent us a rescuer… it is the God-Man Jesus Christ! We were trapped in sin, but God worked a major rescue operation. The Jews in Jesus’ day were looking for rescue from their Messiah. They have been in bondage for just about all of their existence, and at that point they are under the bondage of the Romans. They want rescue! They are expecting political and military rescue, but miss that Jesus was coming to give them a far greater rescue than that! Read Matthew 21:1-9

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Category:The Purpose of Christmas -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Christmas is a party. Specifically, it's a birthday party for Jesus, celebrating His becoming a human so that He could perform the greatest act of love and sacrifice anyone has ever performed. That act was death upon a cross… The result was forgiveness of sins and salvation for us! Ironically at most Christmas parties the guest of honor is completely ignored! Prayerfully for us here that doesn’t become the case!

Direct download: 141214PM.mp3
Category:The Purpose of Christmas -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

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