Christmas Day: December 25, 2016: “The Sign”

An audio recording of the sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, is available at this link.

The Scripture readings are Isaiah 7:3-17 and Matthew 1:18-25.

“God isn’t waiting for everything to be right in this world or in your life before he will come. Before Jesus came preaching and teaching and inviting us into God’s Kingdom, his God given name shows who he is and why he is here: ‘He saves his people from their sins.’

“That means all your failures are met with compassion. That means your falling short is met, not with judgment, but with power to raise us up and set us again on the path that leads to life.

“Our world in desperate need of transformation is encountered by the one who has the power to transform it. Those two realities, ours and God’s, intersect in Jesus. We discover him to be more than the long awaited Messiah, more than Great David’s Greater Son. In him God has taken on flesh so that the Son of Man is also the Son of God; he is God’s anointed, not only for Israel, but for all creation.”

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