Christmas ain’t no bed of roses for Jesus (but it is for us). The texts help us see how God’s work in Christ (his suffering) makes life better for us (Justification and Sanctification) and how this is presupposed in Old Testament prophecies.
Christmas matters! The texts continue to testify to how Christmas provides new insights about God, Christ (about Justification) and daily life (Sanctification), even concerning Social Ethics.
The difference the coming baby makes. The texts prod consideration of new behaviors and attitudes that having Christ in our lives provides. New insights are gained about Jesus, the virgin birth [Christology], Justification, and Sanctification.
This column is on the Christian way to celebrate Christmas. This is an examination of the implications of Christmas for daily life (Sanctification) and community engagement (Social Ethics). The coming of the Lord and Christmas gives us a sense that a new era is dawning (Eschatology).
The difference Christ’s coming makes. Exploring how Jesus’ presence in our lives changes us (Justification and Sanctification are stressed, along with some consideration of the difference Christ makes for Social Ethics).