Archive for the ‘Theology Christ’ Category

Fullness in Christ

Quote from Lane and Tripp:

Everything about God has been revealed in Christ, and when someone becomes a Christian, all that fullness dwells in him. We don’t need anything else to fill us up–we have Christ. This is staggering when you consider the greatness of our glorious, mighty, gracious and holy God…

It is always tempting to find fullness in something other than Christ. Often I opt for peace and comfort rather than Jesus. When I do, I can move in two opposite but equally sinful direction.

How People Change, 25, 26.

What has Happened to Christmas

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Gloria in excelsis Deo!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Luke 2:11-14 (ESV)

The First Advent

“It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas” but there is no snow, or frost or Frosty…just lanterns and flickering lights

It does feel like Christmas, oh, the nippy air early in the morning, the longer nights

It also tastes like Christmas, ham, chestnuts, roasted suckling pig, and the candy cane

It also sounds like Christmas, “Jingle Bells” and other carols like “White Christmas” and my favorite “All I want for Christmas”

And finally, the hustle and bustle of Christmas, crowded malls, heavy traffic, parties and last minute shopping (thanks to Amazon, and the internet, we can shop conveniently at home and splurge some more)

Amidst all these where is the Christ of Christmas?

And the “happy holidays” greetings instead of a “Blessed Christmas”

Remember the birth of the lowly child, who is truly the King, the Messiah, our Great God and Savior. Let us worship Him and bow down before Him in this blessed day.