The Birth of Christ

A Topical Survey

On a real day, in real history, in a real city, in the real world, God himself came to take away all guilt, to fulfill all hopes, and to defeat all enemies and make us safe and satisfied forever.

The Wonder of Christmas

This was a day planned in eternity before the creation of the world. Indeed the whole universe — with untold light-years of space and billions of galaxies — was created and made glorious for this day and what it means for human history.

Why Jesus Came

The new birth and all of its effects, including faith and justification and purification and final conformity to Christ in heaven, would be impossible without the incarnation and life and death of Jesus — without Christmas.

The Incarnation

The incarnation of the Son of God is necessary because the life we have through the new birth is life in union with the incarnate Christ.

Advent

Christmas rightly marks the occasion of the Messiah’s birth, but there is so much more to Jesus than the day he was born.

Celebrating Christmas

“If being Jesus-focused is a killjoy for your Christmas, you don’t know him well.” –John Piper