• Subscribe
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Google Podcasts
December 20, 2021

Ep.1209: How Do We Keep Christmas About Jesus?

Remembering the inspiring events surrounding the birth of Jesus

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.

CHAPTERS

[00:15:58]
How did God's providence play a role in preparing the human family Jesus would be born into?


[00:29:32]
How can the humble beginnings of Jesus inspire us?


[00:42:44]
How does the majesty of Jesus' birth increase our faith?


Theme Scripture: Luke 2:10

So, what is Christmas about? Well, that depends on who you are. For some, Christmas is traditionally a time for family and friends. It’s a time when we are more likely to put aside the stresses of our daily grind and give a little more, smile a little more and notice what is around us a little more. It is a time to slow down and have gratitude. For others, it is a time of gifts, parties, decorations and entertainment. Spending goes into overdrive and the excitement rules the day. It is a time to speed up and be everywhere. For Christians, Christmas should be a time for gratitude as we reflect on the birth of our Lord Jesus. While we can do the family and friends things and also be part of the excitement and entertainment, how can we maintain our focus on the most important thing?

Continue Reading

How can we define the most important thing?

For me, it’s simple. I believe the most important thing is that the Bible not only reveals the voice of God, it also reveals that He has a plan. This plan is built around the fact that He knew humanity would sin. This sin would lead to eternal death. God pre-arranged a solution for this problem, and that solution would give every human being who ever lived a true opportunity for life. The solution's name is Jesus. God’s plan of redemption and reconciliation through Jesus IS the most important thing.

400 years of silence

Leading up to this most important thing was a pretty unnoticeable process. The Old Testament quietly ended, which meant God was no longer talking to Israel through prophets. Malachi was the last of those Old Testament prophets, and his final written words described the conditions for Jesus to arrive on the scene. Four-hundred years later, the angel Gabriel appears to Zacharias, the soon to be father of John the Baptist. And the New Testament is born!

God’s most important plan was now ready to bring the most important feature into focus. As the New Testament unfolds, we see how God orchestrated the events that lead to Jesus’ birth by way of His holy spirit and of angels. We will see how He designed the announcement of Jesus’ birth through angelic proclamation, accompanied by a magnificent chorus of countless angels. We will also see how God protected the child Jesus. This protection was enacted through several angelic messages. All of this added up to God providing powerful care so the greatest life ever lived could begin.

Check out our December 20, 2021 podcast, “How Do We Keep Christmas About Jesus?” for more. We tell the story of Jesus’ birth with particular focus on the extraordinary providences of God along the way. The lesson here is dramatic. Our ability to keep Christmas about Jesus is deeply enhanced when we understand how profoundly God took care of the details surrounding his birth. Join us and hear the story that began the life that changed everything!

 

Watch Our Episode Preview


2 replies

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] post How Do We Keep Christmas About Jesus? appeared first on Christian Questions Bible […]

Leave your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Episodes

Easter resurrection
Inspiration

Can Jesus’ Resurrection Revive My Faltering Faith?

/
How the victory and love of Jesus forgave Peter’s failed faith
marriage
Character

What Do I Say When I Talk to My Spouse?

/
The value, process and attitude of marriage-preserving communication
rejoice
Inspiration

How Can I Rejoice in Trials?

/
Discovering the profound power of gratitude in the face of adversity
How to Keep Jesus the center of Christmas
Inspiration

How Do We Keep Jesus at the Center of Christmas?

/
Gifts we share with key individuals from the time of Jesus' birth
how can we be thankful this year
Inspiration

How Can We Be Thankful After the Year We’ve Had?

/
Learning to access the power of God-driven gratitude
ghosts, reincarnation humanity pt 1
Doctrine

Ghosts, Reincarnation and Humanity – What’s Real? (Part I)

/
Examining the biblical feasibility of ghosts being disembodied souls
Jesus is Raised
Inspiration

Jesus is Raised! How Does That Change Me?

/
Finding strength in the disciple’s challenges after Jesus was raised
spirit of Christmas
Inspiration

What is the True Spirit of Christmas?

/
Five simple principles that bring Christ back to Christmas
preach the gospel - preaching worldwide

Preach the Gospel! What Does That Mean?

/
Finding the simple truths of a complex Gospel message
fathers - fatherhood
Inspiration

Is Fatherhood Still Vital?

/
Appreciating the strength and leadership of fatherhood
final prayers
Inspiration

What Can We Learn From Jesus’ Final Prayers?

/
Absorbing the character and devotion of Jesus as he faced death
strong marriage

What Does a Marriage Need to Be Strong?

/
Tracking the four “love” ingredients that build a lifelong relationship