Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

It's been a wonderful Christmas for the Wolff family this year. Last night we saw both Peggy's side of the family, and we had the full complement of the Wolff family at my parent's celebration. And my Mom's oyster stew was out of this world!

Merry Christmas to you. Today's post will talk about the source of the Good News of Christmas – that God Himself came to Earth in the form of human flesh. Yes, that's right, Jesus is God. More correctly put, Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, God the Son. Here are some Bible verses showing Jesus' Divinity:

Job 19:26 (NKJV)
26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,

Jeremiah 23:6 (ESV)
6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: 'The Lord is our righteousness.'

John 1:1-2 (ESV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.

John 20:28 (ESV)
28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"

Acts 20:28 (ESV)
28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

1 Corinthians 2:8 (ESV)
8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Romans 9:5 (ESV)
5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Colossians 2:9 (ESV)
9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,

Philippians 2:6 (ESV)
6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Titus 2:13 (ESV)
13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 1:8 (ESV)
8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

1 John 5:20 (ESV)
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

So this Christmas praise our Divine Savior, who saves us all from the judgment our sin deserves. And we can claim this gift of salvation and forgiveness through repentance and faith. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all.

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