God Came Near

Series: Christmas 2014

God Came Near

December 24, 2014 | Michael Davis
Luke 2:10-11

Notes

Verses

{“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! Luke 2:10-11 NLT}

Quotes

Judah Smith : “Here’s a truth that could change your life: true happiness cannot be found in anything unless it is first found in God. Joy has to be first found in the Good News of Jesus. And when joy is found there, you’ll find joy in everything else.”
(Jesus Is ______.); C.S. Lewis : “Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
(Mere Christianity ); Justin Buzzard : “Jesus didn’t come with advice for us to absorb and follow; He came with news. It is news that brings joy. The Gospel is history-making, life-shaping, paradigm shattering news. It is news about something done in history that changes you, that changes everything, forever. Jesus does something so radical, so violent, so dramatic, and it seals this good news and makes a way for us to join the Big Story.”
(The Big Story); Weird Al Yankovic : “We spend our days on a hamster wheel, going nowhere frantically.”
(); Tim Keller : “Every other religion and philosophy says you have to do something to connect to God; but Christianity says no, Jesus Christ came to do for you what you couldn’t do for yourself. The very genius of Christianity is that it’s not about “Here’s what you have to do to find God.” Christianity is about God coming to earth in the form of Jesus Christ, dying on the cross, to find you.”
(Encounters with Jesus); Erwin McManus : “This is the story of God: He pursues you with His love. Even if you reject his love, He pursues you ever still. If the message that God wants to get across to us is just about getting our beliefs right, then He didn’t need to come Himself. If God’s entire intent was to clarify right from wrong, no personal visitation was necessary. If the ultimate end was simply to overwhelm us with the miraculous so that we would finally believe, then even God taking on flesh and blood and walking among was far from necessary. There is only one reason for God to come Himself, because in issues of love, you just can’t have someone else stand in for you.”

(Soul Cravings);

Series Information

The story of God is a story that will challenge, encourage, inspire and compel you to live your story in light of His story.

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