December 2020: Jesus' Birth

Last month we shared together in being thankful. Hopefully we found something new to be thankful for and will continue in giving thanks to our God. This month, we will focus on the birth of our Lord and Savior. Many theologians believe we celebrate His birth at the wrong time of the year. Nonetheless, we will take this time to honor and reflect as it is the season.

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December: Jesus’ Birth

Monthly Focus: The Birth of our Lord & Savior

Key Verses: Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:7

Memory Verse: John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.

A lot of people think Christmas is just a time of the year filled with laughter and joy, the exchanging of gifts, and egg-nog. In fact, a lot of people don’t know there’s a lot more to the season than snow-filled pictures, cozy pajamas, and extra family time. Whether you believe that Jesus was born around this time of year or not is insignificant to the fact that He was born. Let’s focus our study here, on the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Can you imagine that God Himself, bankrupted heaven to wrap Himself in flesh to enter the world, born of a virgin, born of manger, for the sole purpose of dying for our sins? Crazy right?! But it REALLY happened, and not only did it actually happen, it afforded us salvation, rightness with Christ, and SO many benefits here on earth. That’s the real reason for the season. We take time to honor our Lord’s birth, to reflect on His grand earthly entrance to rid us once and for all of our sins, and to free us from the penalty of our own decisions, with the option to choose life with Him. Isn’t that a reason to be grateful??

God gave us something precious and prized when He sent His son with a purpose to fulfill here in the earth. He came and fulfilled this purpose and we walk daily in the benefits that were afforded us on the Christ. But did you know that God did the same thing with you?

The bible says that before God formed the earth, He knew you. He knew y