At Christmas, this sermon proclaims, God was expressing Himself in a language that we could understand. God was identifying with the frailties and tragedies of the human race. God was getting up close and personal. God was announcing to the world: "I'm here!"
Sacrifice: Illogical Logic -- Die To Live Mark 15:25-37
One woman, at the end of her rope, had the courage to step out of normal procedures to find healing and hope.
When Jesus stepped into our world, He was love with skin on. He didn't just talk about love, He loved. He didn't just preach on forgiveness. He forgave. He didn't just proclaim the necessity of justice and righteousness. He attacked the unrighteous institutions of His day. He became flesh. He was, in the words of this Christmas sermon, God's love with skin on.
The Apostle Paul helps us come to grips with knowing if our love is genuine.