Monday, December 3, 2018

The Christmas Baby - Finding God's Promised Gift


December 2, 2018

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Scripture:

Jeremiah 33:14-18
            “ ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
            “ ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land.
            `In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.  This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.’
            For this is what the Lord says: ‘David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, nor will the priests, who are Levites, ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.’ ”

Romans 3:21-26
            But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.  God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.