Sermon by Rev. Christian C. Tiews – 12/24/2010
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa 9:6, KJV).
This evening humanity is once again celebrating one of the greatest miracles in human history.
Because on this night some two thousand years ago the infinite Creator of heaven and earth… chose to take on the finite form of a human being.
Why did God choose to take on human flesh?
Ever since Adam and Eve turned their backs on the Creator, all of their descendants, including you and me, have been spiritually separated from God. As Scripture tells us in Ps 51,
Behold, we were brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did our mothers conceive us. This means that from our conception on, we humans are separated from God. In fact, it takes a second event—a supernatural one—for us to become spiritually alive and right with God.
In this evening’s Old Testament lesson, the prophet Isaiah confirms our sorrow state of affairs, stating that we are a people walking in darkness, living in the land of the shadow of death. But from before the beginning of time God had a plan to deliver us from death and the devil.
You see, by becoming incarnate in the manger of Bethlehem He personally came down to earth to repair our broken relationship with Him and thus deliver us from bondage.
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