At Christmas it’s easy to focus on everything BUT the spiritual implications of the season. At Christmas, it’s easy to focus on the baby in the manger, and miss the point of why He came. At Christmas, it’s easy to downplay the significance of the coming of Jesus as a footnote in history and a small part of our lives. But in actuality, the coming of Jesus marked the greatest invasion of human history, and the coming the the King. Jesus came as a conquering King that desires to be King of our lives.
DECEMBER 15, 2019
Part 2 – The King of Pain
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham … and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah. – Matthew 1:1,16
Jesus suffered so he relates to our suffering
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:3–5
Jesus suffered to remove our sin