The Virgin Birth of Jesus (3 of 5) by Jonathan McLeod

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The Virgin Birth of Jesus (3 of 5)
Series: The Real Jesus
Jonathan McLeod


Depending on one's beliefs, either Jesus or Santa Claus is the main character of Christmas. Here are ten reasons why Jesus is better than Santa:

Santa lives at the North Pole
Jesus is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh.
Jesus walks on water.

Satan comes but once a year.
Jesus is an ever present help.

You have to stand in line to see Santa.
Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa's little helpers make toys.
Jesus makes new life, mends wounded hearts, and builds mansions in heaven.

Santa fills your stocking with goodies.
Jesus satisfies your deepest needs.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly.
Jesus has a heart full of love.

Santa says, "You better not cry."
Jesus says, "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited.
Jesus stands at your heart's door and knocks.

Santa puts gifts under your tree.
Jesus became our gift and died on a tree.


Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town of Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendent of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most H ...

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