And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:14

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And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:14

During the month of December, Christians around the world celebrate Advent and anticipate the birth of Jesus. But why was Jesus born? The simplest answer is also utterly true: to save us from our sins.

However, the New Testament makes clear that the implications and effects of Jesus’ birth are cosmic and world-changing.

In this month’s series, Why Jesus Was Born, we will look first at how each of the four Gospels frames the Advent of Jesus. But then we will close out the month turning to a number of other New Testament passages that reveal to us the full scope of what Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem made possible.

In and through it all, we will widen our appreciation for what Christmas is all about!

Our writer this month is Scott Hoezee. The Rev. Scott Hoezee is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, regularly writes for The Reformed Journal blog The Twelve, and along with Darrel Delaney is the co-host of the radio program and podcast Groundwork.

I pray that as you read, you will experience the life-changing impacts of Jesus’ birth.

In hope, 

Christy Prins
Managing Editor

While there is much in life that we want to hold tightly to, when we let go and let God we are free to let our very lives serve as a witness to his great love. Our hands can be open to his work, lifted high in praise no matter the time or season. —Joy Petroelje

As you pray, praise God for his unfailing and constant care for you.

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