See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
Why Christmas? Part 1
Michael Horton (Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California) says, “The great tragedy of our age is not that our culture has forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, but that the church has.” So this week we feature five blog posts that put up reminders.
He came primarily to purge himself a particular people, zealous of good works. He came to reconcile man to God, and to bring us to a knowledge of the truth.
—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, from his first sermon at Westminster Chapel, London, December 29, 1935
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.