Tag Archives: incarnation

Why Did Jesus Become a Man?

This week our middle school and high school youth groups are ending a three-week mini-series seeking to answer the question, “Why Christmas?” Going beyond the explanation that Jesus is the “reason for the season,” we have been pushing them to … Continue reading

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Who Is This?

Who Is This So Weak & Helpless? is one of my favorite hymns although it is not very well known. The first part of each verse focuses in on some aspect of Christ’s humanity and the limitations and weaknesses he … Continue reading

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He Got Involved

In 1964, the murder of Kitty Genovese rocked Manhattan. The story is told that a mugger came up to the young woman in a dark alley and stabbed her twice in the back. She screamed, “Oh my God, he stabbed me.” The … Continue reading

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What Christians Do With the Bible

The Bible is a big deal to Christians because, for us, it is the primary way that God has chosen to make Himself and His salvation known to the world. To say it more carefully, God has revealed His character and saving … Continue reading

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God Has Camped in Our Backyard

“No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.” John 1:18 In preaching on this verse, John Piper made these comments that have continually blessed me ever since I … Continue reading

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God Above, Against, and With Us

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23 In commenting on this verse, Matthew Henry offers this little treasure: Behold, in this, the deepest mystery, and the … Continue reading

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When Jesus Became a Man, Did He Stop Being God?

Warning: Hypothetical situation ahead. The following situation happened to me and, if you are around young (and old) Christians, will probably be asked of you as well. Imagine you were approached by a middle schooler at church after a Bible … Continue reading

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