Sons and Daughters of Christmas
This passage is not often thought of as a Christmas passage, but it reveals great truths about the significance of Christmas to us as believers.
Before Christmas (1-3)
- Believers were Heirs
- Believers were Children
- Believers were Slaves
You were not at your own disposal.
At Christmas (4-5)
- It was the Perfect Time
From the historical point of view, the Roman Empire itself helped prepare the world for the birth of the Saviour. Roads connected city with city, and all cities ultimately with Rome. Roman laws protected the rights of citizens, and Roman soldiers guarded the peace. Thanks to both the Greek and Roman conquests, Latin and Greek were known across the empire. Christ’s birth at Bethlehem was not an accident; it was an appointment: Jesus came in “the fullness of the time.” (And, it is worth noting, that He will come again when the time is ready.) Wiersbe, W. W. (1996, c1989). The Bible exposition commentary. "An exposition of the New Testament comprising the entire 'BE' series"--Jkt. (Ga 4:1). Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books.
- It was the Perfect Gift
- It was Perfectly Wrapped
This is why we celebrate Christmas
In order to live, Jesus had to be born
In order to teach, Jesus had to be born
In order to do miracles Jesus had to be born
In order to be sinless, Jesus had to be born
In order for Him to identify with us, Jesus had to be born
In order to suffer, Jesus had to be born
In order to die, Jesus had to be born
In order to raise from the dead, Jesus had to be born
In order for us to be saved, Jesus had to be born.
- It was the Perfect Purpose
- An Expensive Purpose
- A Loving Purpose
After Christmas (6-7)
- We have a Father
- We have Freedom
- We have a Future