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Growing With God Podcast

Christmas—Celebrating the Son of Man – Episode 18

Christmas is a celebration of that moment in time when Yeshua—the Messiah, the Christ, the Savior, the King of Kings—was born in a manger as a baby. It is His coming as the Son of man, in human form, to experience life as we do. Instead of celebrating His divinity, we should celebrate His humanity on this day. It is because He came as man, made like us, that He can be our example of how to live in this world and participate in bringing God’s Kingdom to Earth.

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Show Notes:

The Hebrew concept of Messiah is about a very human figure, which is how the story of the New Testament begins. Yeshua is born as a baby and lives on Earth as a son of man—a human being.

 

He experienced what we experience, which means He can relate to the temptations and problems we face. We can draw from the life He lived in the flesh. Christmas is a beautiful picture of what God our Father has done by giving us a Messiah who is able to come to our aid and minister to us in our time of crisis and need.

 

Christmas is a celebration of the unique humanity of our Lord. Because Yeshua lived a successful life on this earth as a Son of man, nothing we face in life can separate us from the love of God—for we have been given a Messiah who understands us and is able to help us, deliver us, comfort us, impart to us, train us and bring us into all that God has for us.

 

Key Verses:

 

  • 2 Corinthians 5:16. “We have known Christ according to the flesh…”
  • Hebrews 4:14–16. “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God… let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
  • Romans 8:38–39. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

Quotes:

 

  • “Christmas is not a birthday party for Jesus.”
  • “We need to recognize that Yeshua did come down to Earth in a divine form, but God our Father brought our Messiah into the earth as a human.”
  • “God has given us Jesus, Yeshua, a Messiah who enables us to walk through what we could not walk through ourselves.”
  • “During the days of His flesh, Yeshua was successful in being a human who related to God, who was filled with the Holy Spirit, and who was enabled to bring the will of God into Earth, just as we pray, ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.’”

 

Takeaways:

 

  1. Let us celebrate Christmas this year, not as we have in the past, but instead let us identify with our Messiah as a human being—a Son of man.

 

  1. Let us celebrate that Yeshua did not exercise His divinity during His days on Earth, but He was tempted in all things and felt our every human suffering. There is nothing we go through in our lives that He cannot relate to.

 

  1. Let us celebrate that Yeshua lives to intercede for us every day and minister to us in our time of crisis and need. He is our Messiah. Our lives are meant to be lived in Him and through Him.