The Christmas season is more than a celebration of the birth of Christ … it is about the birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and the outpouring of His Spirit.
In short, it is about Him.
Though we often focus on the birth, the Gospels declare that Jesus’ birth is all focused upon sacrifice – pointing to the Cross.
In this episode, we examine the foreshadow of the Cross of Christ as found in the story of Abraham and Isaac … and how that ties into the “sign of sacrifice” as given to the Bethlehem shepherds.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- See the story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22
- See the story of the shepherds being told about the “sign” of a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger in Luke 2
- Listen to a full-length message on this topic called The Advent of His Coming
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NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
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