When we understand our brokenness, and cast ourselves upon the mercy of Jesus, the result is forgiveness of sin, love, and eternal peace.
That the Word would become flesh and sleep among us not only demonstrates how he embraced the limits of his humanity, but how he was willing to deny himself of it, at the right time, to gain something greater.
The God-Man didn’t come to bring a period of political or social peace where everyone gets along– he came to bring inner peace by way of a radical disturbance to the ways of this world.
Fear God, and not man; for man looks on the outside, but God knows whats on the inside.
The work of the God-Man is all that brings others into fellowship with His Father.
God calls the lost to Himself to save and to send, and when the God-Man speaks, we must listen.
More than religious duty or hopeful wishes, Jesus's prayer life was an outflow of His fellowship with His Father.
The long awaited Messiah arrives on earth as Prophet, Suffering Servant, and King for all of Creation to behold and worship.
When it came time for the beginning, the One who would eventually manifest as the God-Man was here creating and forming the worlds according to the will of the Father.
God is in control over all things past. He's in control over all things present. But it's His endgame that is especially strong.
As God responds to the human condition, Heaven and Earth responds in praised-filled adoration to God.
The arrival of the Messiah-King was nothing that was expected but everything it was intended to be
The more things change, the more they stay the same, and still no one can stop the gospel.
Knowing that God is in control and that his gospel will ultimately triumph allows us, like Paul, to take creative risks for God and trust him in times of confusion and suffering.
Each person must give an account for how they will respond to the gospel–as fan, foe or follower.
Never doubt God's soverignty when the plan doesn't work, or when He seems to be missing from the story.
We can take courage that God's plan for our lives is not a game of chance, but found in the faithful reassurance of Jesus.
Our true identity is only found in Jesus, not our biological or cultural influences.
Discerning God's will in a particular situation isn't always easy. God desires that we walk so closely with Him, that we discern His guidance as we live in obedience to His Word, in dependence on His Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit fuels his mission by empowering leaders in the church to serve like Christ, with humility integrity and faithfulness.