The name Jesus means “God is salvation” and signifies the purpose for which this child came—to be our Savior.
Imagine a gospel that tells you to believe in Jesus, to be all you need for salvation. Then imagine a gospel that tells you to believe in Jesus, to be all you need for everything else. That would be a Christmas gift like no other!
The Apostles asked Jesus in John 6:28, 29, “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one whom He has sent.”
What if the Jesus that tells you to love your neighbor will be the one to love your neighbor through you? What if the Jesus that tells you to serve others will be the one to serve others through you? Wow, that would be almost unbelievable!
The Bible never says, “You trying harder is the hope of glory.” It says, “Christ in you is the hope of glory.”
Jesus is the only one that can be Jesus! Jesus is the only one who can live the Christian life. And He will live His life in and through every born again believer. Believe it.
Remember in Mark 9: 14-24, Jesus is asked by the father of a demon possessed son, “If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
Jesus said: “What do you mean if I can help?” Then Jesus said, “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
LIFE LESSON: Jesus is the Christmas gift to the whole world. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus died on the cross for us, to give His life to us, to live His life through us. Jesus doesn’t make us better; Jesus is our better. Oh, what a gift for all who receive and believe it!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Growing in Grace Ministries.
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