Receive the Riches

2 Corithians 8:9:
"you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”

The point of the sermon today was to faithfully receive the news of Christ’s birth, as Mary did. You are now seated at the King’s table, with the opportunity to practice what we are supposed to do. So believe these things. Jesus took on physical human nature to redeem it, not to surrender the physical world to the devil. Jesus was born to deliver His people from their sins in His body sacrificed at the cross. Christ has enriched you, obtaining the Father’s favor for you. Jesus took the eternal throne of His earthly ancestor David, in fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel. This kingdom is no longer limited to ethnic Jews. He rules the world with truth and grace.

As you receive food into your body, you trust those who set it before you that it is good for you. So receive this news with faith and joy in your hearts. We need Jesus like we need food. So we eat and drink. He has given us far better than we deserved. Let us thank Him by communing with Him, proclaiming His death until He comes.


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