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The Word and Creation - by Michael Phillips
Advent 2018 - Part 2
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John 1:3-5
Dec 09, 2018 am - Christmas is the best time of year to talk to your neighbors and loved ones about Jesus-not because they need Him more in December than they do in July, but because they're more likely to listen now than they would be next summer. So, let's take every opportunity to speak up for Christ this Advent season, and may God give the increase. Amen. The best way to start talking about the Lord is to start thinking about Him, and the best way to start thinking about Him is to read and hear the Word of God, especially that Word as it pertains to the birth of our Savior. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke tell us about His birth-about His virgin mother, His flight into Egypt, and all the rest, but John leaves that story for others to tell, because he's after bigger game. As important as Mary and Joseph, the angels and the shepherds, the wise men and King Herod are to the Nativity Story, the central figure is the One who was born that day in the City of David. Luke connects Him to Adam; Matthew to Abraham and David, but John goes farther, higher, and deeper than the others, by connecting Jesus of Nazareth to God Himself. And more than 'connecting Him'-John goes so far as to equate Him to God! ... More >>>

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