When we celebrate Christmas, we often focus our attention on the beauty and the mystery of the manger story. In order to fully appreciate the significance of Christ’s birth, however, we must also understand who Jesus was before and after his arrival on earth.
Jesus - who is Immanuel, God with us - stepped down from heaven and inserted himself humbly into our world. He slept. He ate. He walked dusty roads. His birth, life, death, and resurrection show us what it means to be fully human and to fully walk in resurrection life. The implications of God-in-flesh laying in a manger go far beyond a quaint Christmas story. They have a profound impact on our day-to-day lives.
This 4-week Christmas series offers us a glimpse of where Jesus came from and what he came for. This 360-degree perspective helps us understand the eternal significance of Jesus’ birth, the day Heaven Came Down.