Christmas: God is Here John 1:14

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!"

Incarnation: When Jesus Stepped Out John 1:14

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.

Preaching to Encourage

His church was growing. The attendance, the finances, and the ministries were at an all-time high.I called to learn the pastor's secret. He told me that several months ago he was depressed and discouraged. In f...