PASTOR'S FOCUS: Christmas All Over Again
Christmas was never intended to be only historical—though that it most definitely is. It was intended to replica itself millions of times over in the personal and corporate lives of God’s people.
Jesus Christ, incarnated in us by His Spirit, is our personal and corporate hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). It is also this world’s only hope—period.
The only issue this Christmas is not whether you believe Jesus Christ—God incarnate—was really born nearly two thousand years ago. The historical evidence is so overwhelming only the most stubborn disbelief would dare to doubt it.
The deeper issue for you is whether you are willing for Jesus Christ to be born within you. This is the incarnation at which the first Incarnation was aimed—a personal Christmas history.
Only when He is so incarnated by His Spirit in each of our lives that we lose ourselves in becoming His Body in unity and love, will He be truly revealed to a world which desperately needs His Light and Life. And when this happens—and only when it happens—does Christmas truly come to the world all over again.
... Pastor Gary