Celebrating the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ!
21 - What the Birth of Christ Means to Human Beings
IT MEANS A SAVIOUR WAS PROVIDED FOR US:
He came to ransom us: Jesus said this of Himself in Mark 10:
45 It's the same way with the Son of Man. He didn't come so that others could serve him. He came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many people.
He came to save us from sin: The Angel Gabriel told Mary this about Jesus in Matthew 1:
21 She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus [which means He Saves], because he will save his people from their sins.
He came to seek and save the lost: Jesus said this in Luke 19:
10 Indeed, the Son of Man has come to seek and to save people who are lost.
IT MEANS SATAN WOULD BE DEFEATED:
Christ was manifested to destroy Satan's works: The Apostle John wrote this in 1 John 3:
8 The person who lives a sinful life belongs to the devil, because the devil has been committing sin since the beginning.
The reason that the Son of God appeared was to destroy what the devil does.
Christ by His death destroyed Satan's works: Hebrews 2:
14 Since all of these sons and daughters have flesh and blood, Jesus took on flesh and blood to be like them.
He did this so that by dying he would destroy the one who had power over death (that is, the devil).
IT MEANS PEACE CAN ENTER OUR HEARTS.
He came to bring peace: The angel army declared this at His birth in Luke 2:
13 Suddenly, a large army of angels appeared with the angel. They were praising God by saying,
14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those who have his good will!"
He made peace on Calvary: Colossians 1:
20 God was also pleased to bring everything on earth and in heaven back to himself through Christ.
He did this by making peace through Christ's blood sacrificed on the cross.
He is our Eternal Peace: Isaiah 9:
6 A child will be born for us. A son will be given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. He will be named: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ adapted from Sermon Outline Series, by Croft M. Pentz