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By Nancy Guthrie

ISBN-10: 1433501805

ISBN-13: 9781433501807

An anthology of introduction readings gathered from the writings and sermons of twenty-two vintage and modern theologians and Bible teachers.Between deciding to buy offers and making plans shuttle, having fun with vacation pageants and attending events, it's all too effortless for Christmas to sneak up on humans and crowd out a quiet anticipation of this sacred season. So whilst editor Nancy Guthrie made up our minds she sought after a reflective e-book of introduction readings through writers who held a excessive view of Scripture, she launched into what she calls "a sacred adventure," placing jointly any such assortment herself. This certain quantity attracts from the works and sermons of vintage theologians equivalent to Whitefield, Luther, Spurgeon, and Augustine, and from top modern communicators equivalent to bypass Ryan, John Piper, Ligon Duncan, Randy Alcorn, John MacArthur, Francis Schaeffer, R. C. Sproul, and Joni Eareckson Tada to assist readers input into the beauty of Jesus' incarnation and birth.Each essay during this solidly biblical anthology expounds on a specific point of the Christmas tale and comprises definitely the right Scripture passage from the ESV Bible. it truly is certain to wake up people's longing and get ready their hearts for a clean adventure of the arriving of Jesus every Christmas season.

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Then there are the schools of the philosophers, surely they will entertain him. No, dear friends, but it is not so; there is very little room for Christ in colleges and universities, very If thou hast but little room for him in the seats of learning. A few with splendid talents, a few of the erudite and room for Christ he profound have bowed like children at the feet of will come and be the Babe of Bethlehem and have been honored thy guest. ” But there was surely one place where he could go—it was the Sanhedrin, where the elders sit.

His vulnerability for intimacy with us, which gives us the vulnerability to be intimate with the people around us. If you believe in Christmas—that God became a human being—you have an ability to face suffering, a resource for suffering that others don’t have. When September 11th happened and New Yorkers started to suffer, you heard two voices. You heard the conventional moralistic voices saying, “When I see you suffer, it tells me about a judging God. ” When they see suffering, they see a judgmental God.

What is it all about? What was happening there? Well, the answer is, that was but a covering, as it were, of their sins for the time being. This argument is developed in the tenth chapter of Hebrews: “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins” (v. 4, kjv). They were simply covered over. Those sacrifices were by types pointing to the coming of the great anti-type; they did not really deal with sin. But they were indications that God had a way of dealing with sin, and that, says Mary, is what is now happening.

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