The Christmas story evokes many touching images. Halos, fresh hay, shepherds carrying newborn lambs, and young motherhood in blue homespun can bring tears to the eyes of Christmas-time churchgoers. But the Christmas story is more than sentimental. It is powerful. It deals with real people. It involves pain. It is one of the most strikingly unusual stories in all of history. And its main emphasis is not on Jesus’ infancy, but on His diety - and why Diety took the form of an infant.
In this collection of Christmas messages, Dr. Boice emphasizes the incredible implications of one of our favorite true stories: the Creator of the universe choosing to live among the people of Earth. The Christmas story has deep meaning today, not merely as a nice bedtime story for children or a narrative in a choral concert, but as a foundation point of your salvation and your new life in Christ - the omnipotent, omniscient, righteous Christ of Christmas.
The 16 messages included in this download set are:
- The Gifts of Faith - Matthew 2:1-2
- Returning Another Way - Matthew 2:12
- How to Celebrate Christmas - Luke 2:17-20
- The Indescribable Gift - 2 Corinthians 9:15
- Simeon's Psalm - Luke 2:29-32
- The Little People of Christmas - John 2:36-38
- The King in a Manger - Luke 2:6-7
- No Room in the Inn - Luke 2:7
- The Christmas Story According to Jesus - Hebrews 10:4-7
- What Child is This? - Luke 2:16
- The Virgin Birth and History - Luke 1:1-2:52
- Matthew's Witness to the Virgin Birth - Matthew 1:18-25
- The Genealogies - Matthew 1:1-17
- The Virgin Birth and Christian Faith - 2 Timothy 3:16
- The Men Who Missed Christmas - Luke 2:1-7
- The Men Who Found Christmas - Luke 2:8-20
James Boice’s Bible teaching continues on The Bible Study Hour broadcast, preparing you to think and act biblically. Dr. Boice was regarded as a leading evangelical statesman in the United States and around the world as he served as president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. His fifty-plus books include an award-winning, four-volume series on Romans. The Bible Study Hour is always available at TheBibleStudyHour.org.
(16 mp3 downloads)