The incarnation tells you who God is (perfectly holy, bountifully loving) and who you are (sinful, unable to escape). Believing both = Hope
For further study: Romans 5:1 - 5
For parents and children: Get your children to talk about what hope is. Ask them what their hopes are. Help them to undunderstandesrstand that most of the things we put our hope in will fail us. Tell them that the Christmas nevers story is a hope Christmas. Help them to understand that Jesus came to give hopeless us hope that would never disappoint us
"The Christmas story reminds us that hope will never be found if you look horizontally. True hope is found only when you look for it vertically."
"The Christmas story preaches to us both the holiness and the love of God."
"To say that you're a sinner is not just to confess to some wrong behaviors, but also to admit that you have a condition."
"The Christmas story confronts us with our inability because if we had any ability whatsoever to save ourselves from sin, the birth of Jesus would not have been necessary."
For the month of December, there will be daily posts based on Paul Tripp's Advent book Come Let Us Adore Him.
You can also read more about this book and Advent at
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