CHRISTMAS QUOTES

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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas.  Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.  ~W.J. Ronald Tucker

Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day.  We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year.  As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.  And thus I drift along into the holidays – let them overtake me unexpectedly – waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself:  “Why, this is Christmas Day!”  ~David Grayson

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.  ~Janice Maeditere

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Christmas!  The very word brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given – when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.  ~Joan Winmill Brown

THE HUMAN NATURE OF CHRIST

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Today let us open God’s word and see somethings it says about the human nature of Christ.

1 Timothy 2:For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 2:You have made him a little lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,[a]
And set him over the works of Your hands.

Galatians 4:But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a] of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 19–I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

His humanity was necessary to His mediational office. [ He is our mediator in Heaven at this moment]

HIS HUMANITY IS PROVEN BY:

HIS  CONCEPTION——-  MATTHEW 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.

HIS BIRTH——-     Matt. 1:And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.   25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.[a] And he called His name Jesus.

Luke 2:And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

He was flesh and blood— John 1: 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Hebrews 2: 14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

[ To be continued ]