The Real Birth (2 of 12) by Jerry Vines

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The Real Birth (2 of 12)
Meet the Real Jesus
Jerry Vines
Galatians 4:4-5
2/16/03

The birth of a baby is not necessarily an unusual
event. Thousands of babies are born every day. Of
course, if it is your baby, it is an unusual event. If
it is the birth of your baby, it is a very special
event. We never really know all that the birth of a
baby is going to mean.

I remember reading a story about a conversation that
occurred in Kentucky in the early 1800s. One of the
Mountaineers said to the other, "Has anything unusual
happened down at the village lately?" The other one
said, "No, nothing unusual. Oh, yes, there was a baby
born down at Tom Lincoln's cabin." The other one said,
"What was his name?" "Abe Lincoln. Nothing ever
happens out here."

But you never know what the birth of a baby is going
to mean. The birth of the Lord Jesus Christ is a birth
like no other birth the world has ever experienced.
When Jesus was born it was a birth that was immersed
in miracle. It was a birth that was clothed in
mystery. It was a birth that was surrounded with
marvel. When Jesus was born, there was never a baby
born like the Lord Jesus Christ was born.

In fact, when you think about it, the birth of the
Lord Jesus Christ bent the datelines of all of the
nations of the world. The Greeks tried to date time
from the beginning of their Olympiad and they failed.
The Romans tried to date time from their founding but
they failed. The French tried to date time from the
year one of their revolution and they failed. But what
all of the nations failed to do, the Lord Jesus Christ
did. When Jesus was born, He literally Christianized
the calendar of the whole wide world. What a birth was
the Lord Jesus Christ!

I'm talking to you about the real Jesus. I'm talking
to you about the real Jesus from the real book, the
New Testament. It is the real book which tells us
about the real Jesus and it also tells us about the
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