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Grace for Christmas

“You know the grace…”

Grace is an amazing word.

Grace is receiving good things that we don’t deserve.

Grace is motivated by love.

 

Talking about the first Christmas, the Bible says,

      “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (1)

 

At the first Christmas 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He was a real human baby. He was also the Son of God.

Jesus’ birth is a fact of history.

And Jesus’ birth was a display of the most amazing grace.

 

Riches to rags

“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

   that though he was rich,

      yet for your sakes he became poor…”

 

Christ had always existed – even before time began – in the perfect glory of heaven. Angels worshipped him. He knew only unbroken love and joy.

He was rich beyond our imagination!

Yet he willingly became poor.

 

He exchanged the rich glory of heaven

for the weakness of a human body,

for a humble life in a Judean backwater,

for the hatred and opposition of enemies,

for an unjust death on a Roman cross.

 

Rags to riches

“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

that though he was rich,

yet for your sakes he became poor,

         so that you through his poverty

            might become rich.”

 

Even if you are rich in money, friendships and pleasures, we’re all in the most serious poverty. We are separated by our sin from the God who created us. We fail to love him with all our heart, but make ourselves Number 1. If we stay like this God will do the right thing: he’ll cut us off from his love for ever.

But Christ died for sinners, bearing the penalty we deserve. God raised him back to life to prove that he’d paid our debt in full. He now calls you to turn to him, and he offers you the riches of new, eternal life.

At the first Christmas God’s amazing grace appeared in our sinful and broken world.

Do you know this grace for yourself?

 


References:

(1) This, and the fuller quotes that follow, are from the New Testament – 2 Corinthians ch. 8 vs. 9

 


Please get in touch today to find out more, or why not come along? You are most welcome to come to our Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 23rd December at 5:00pm, our Christmas Day Service at 10:00am – or any of our regular Sunday services. See What’s On for full details.

 


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