Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas- John 3-Only Begotten Son

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

On that glorious day God sent his love to us thru his only begotten Son Jesus. Our Messiah who has delivered us from our sins and has giving us eternal hope.

The original Greek text for Begotten was “Monogenes”. As most Greek words Monogenes has two primary definitions. It means “unique or one of a kind” and it means “only child”. The word Begotten clearly defines Jesus importance and uniqueness as The Son of God.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:17

Angels filled the sky and rejoiced when Jesus was born, because he came to save the world not condemn it. By his atonement sacrifice he has taken our sins for us , so we can be part of Gods covenant.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18

Jesus is The Truth, Life, and The Only Way to eternal life. If you reject him you are condemning your life. Why would you reject the one who has giving you everything? Jesus is the only gift you need this Christmas

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

Many will reject him because they love there sin more than him. The Word of God is a sword the cuts to the heart of evil. Rejoice for the light of the world has been delivered to us in a manger in Jesus Name Amen


Christmas- John 1-Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Word became Flesh, is there any better way to describe Jesus Christ? When did the Word become Flesh? On that day in the manger, when Mary conceived the child sent from God, a son has been given to us. The day when Heaven came down to Earth, to save us from our sins. Jesus is clearly revealed as “The Word”, and “The World” dwelt among us and we didn’t even realize it

How can you question your Heavenly Fathers love for you? He sent his only begotten Son, to become fully human, and live among us. On that day in the manger we have seen the Glory of God. And our Lord and Savior brought with him grace and truth. The grace from God that delivers us from our sins. The grace that could only come from the shedding of his precious blood at the cross.

Jesus became Flesh for you, don’t reject your Messiah. Every knee will bow and tongue will confess Jesus is Lord and Savior, everyone one denies Jesus before others, he will deny to God.  Come to the manger this season and bow to your King in Jesus Name Amen

Christmas- Micah 5-Out of Bethlehem

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2

God works in mysterious ways. 700 years before Christ was born in a manger in Bethlehem, a prophet named Micah foretold about the coming Messiah. When people heard this prophecy there were probably rejoicing and celebrating, for God has saved them from the oppression of the world.

However, the coming of our King, didn’t happen the way we would all imagine the King of Kings entering the world. He was born of a virgin, who was to be put to death because nobody believed her story. He was carried on a donkey over 70 miles in Mary’s womb making the treacherous journey to Bethlehem.

At the time Mary and Joseph probably thought traveling to Bethlehem was the worst scenario that could have happened, but what they didn’t know was they were fulfilling Gods plan for the world. For our Messiah was to come from Bethlehem, and he did in a lowly manger.

A couple of things about this prophecy are amazing when you understand, first the accuracy of the prophecy, as we know Israel was eventually divided into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah, so there was actually two Bethlehem’s eventually. The fact that the prophet Micah , not only told the correct city of Jesus birth, but also the correct Bethlehem of Ephrath, its amazing

Secondly the city of Bethlehem’s main industry was the breeding of the Passover Lambs. As we know Jesus is The Lamb of God (John 1:29) our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7) so it makes perfect sense , Jesus would be born in Bethlehem , the city of the Passover Lamb, born in a manger as the Lamb of God

Whatever you think Christmas is about, know this story it begins in the manger in Bethlehem where God sent his son to save the world. Remember this story and the prophecies fulfilled in Jesus Name Amen

Christmas- Galatians 4-Fullness of Time

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, Galatians 4:4

The fullness of time came when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, born in a manger, born of a virgin. What a redemption story God has given us! When the fullness of the time came, God became human and lived among us. God came down to save us from our sins, the fullness of time has come!

But in order for God to save us , he must put himself Under The Law. In order for the covenant to be fulfilled or completed, God must fulfill The Law. Anyone who is Under the Law is cursed (Galatians 3:10) but anyone Under the Grace of Jesus Christ is Set Free!

so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Galatians 4:5

Jesus was born so he can redeem us from our Sins. Under The Law we were condemned to death, but through Jesus Christ he has made us Children of God. The greatest adoption happened in world history, through Christ we were adopted by the blood of Christ.

Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6

By the works of Christ, we have become adopted as Children of God. After we receive Christ into our hearts, we are baptized by the Holy Spirit. God is no longer separated from us but now he is our Abba Father!

The fullness of time came on that Christmas morning, when we accept Christ we become Children of God Amen!

Christmas-Isaiah 7-Immanuel

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

As we continue to look at the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament (Tanakh) we will look at the book of Isaiah. The scriptures of Isaiah give us the most detailed prophecies of Jesus Christ including his birth, ministry, death, and resurrection. To be honest this is probably my favorite book in the Bible to study

In this prophecy revealed by the Holy Spirit to Isaiah we see the revelation that a Virgin (Mary) will conceive a son (Jesus) and he will be Immanuel (God is with us). Some might say Jesus name is not Immanuel therefor its not prophesying about him. Make note Immanuel is actually a title and not a name. Just as “Christ” or “Messiah” is a title for Jesus its not part of his name.


Immanuel meaning God is with us. What does this reveal about the birth of Jesus Christ? It reveals the God became flesh (John 1:14) in the form of a son (Jesus) to dwell among us.

Often we probably think God could never understand us or know how we feel. But God does know, he became human and dwelt among us. He lived and suffered more than we could ever imagine to redeem us from our sins. This is why Christmas or the birth of Christ is so important. Because God came down to Earth to be with us in Jesus Name Amen

Christmas-Genesis 3-Enmity

And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15

The first prophecy of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ was In the Beginning. After Sin had entered into the world, God already had a redemption plan for humanity.  God prophesied that the Messiah (Christ) would be born through a Woman (Mary) and he would crush (bruise)  the serpent (Satan)

The word “Enmity” means Hostility. From the very beginning, starting in the Garden, God and Satan were at war with each other. Since the beginning Satan has been trying to kill off the Messiah (Christ) but has failed every time!

Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.  Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: Matthew 2:16-17

Part of the Christmas story most don’t want to talk about , is when Satan used King Herod, to try and kill off the Messiah (Christ) Herod knew from the prophecies and the wise men that the Messiah has just been born in Bethlehem. This was warned by God through the prophet Jeremiah known as “Rachels Weeping”

Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30

Satan failed to eliminate Jesus, and when Christ said “It Is Finished” on the cross, his work was complete. At that moment Jesus crushed the head of Satan and abolished sin and death. The war has been won by Christ, it all started in the manger. Glory to our New Born King of Kings! Amen!