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The Virgin Shall Conceive (1 of 2)
The Holiness of Jesus.
Our scripture reading for today come from Isaiah 7:14
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
You know there are a lot of things that Christmas makes us think about… Some of us especially when you are younger have our minds on the gifts at Christmas. My birthday is in January so when I was a kid if I started wanting something in like February I had to wait 10 months before I had another time of receiving presents, and so by the time that Christmas got around the presents were all I could really think about.
Maybe for some of you it’s the music. And Christmas music kind of makes you do weird things, like who in my generation listens to Bing Crosby but at Christmas you just want to hear that, ‘‘Im dreaming of a White Christmas’’
Another one is Manheim Steamroller like who knows a Manheim Steamroller song that isn’t a Christmas song, but every Christmas when you hear that, ‘‘Bumba dumpa’’ you get pumped up…
But the older I get the more I think about the actual miracle of Christmas that God became a baby, and I am grateful for the things at Christmas that remind me of this, that help me to think about this, and really meditate on what the coming of Jesus really was and on what it really means. And so really our goal through this advent season, with Thomas preaching a few weeks ago, to the Advent Service last week, to my sermons this week and next week, is for you to walk about of here with more wonder and amazement at what God did at Christmas and that you would adore Christ more deeply.
And specifically what we are going to do over the next two weeks is talk about some things that you have heard about at Christmas time but maybe have never really understood.
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