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Why the Incarnation? - by Michael Phillips
Studies in the Incarnation - Part 3 of 4
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1 John 3:8b
Nov 23, 2014 pm - Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our Sunday afternoon series called Studies in the Incarnation. I chose the topic for four reasons: (1) It is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith, (2) it is misunderstood by many Christians, (3) it has practical implications for the way we live our lives, and (4) Christmas is coming soon, and when your unbelieving friends and neighbors give you a chance, you need to give them the true reason for the season, and not mix it up with childhood memories of-- Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Christmas is about the Incarnation of God, and this study is trying to answer the question-- Why did God become a man? Thus far, we've looked at key ideas. Firstly, that it was and is God who became a man. It is very hard to dismiss the Lord Jesus Christ; anyone who has read the Gospels has felt deeply impressed by their portraits of Him. Most of these people do not actually believe in Him, but they respect Him, admire Him, and think the world would be a better place if everyone tried to follow His teaching or live as He did. This won't do! Nowhere does the Bible tell us to respect Jesus or admire His ... More >>>

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