December 18, 2022
“O Holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior's birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining 'Til He appears and the soul felt its worth”
"O Holy Night" Originally written in French (titled: "Cantique de Noël") by Placide Cappeau – 1842. English translation written by John Sullivan Dwight – 1855.
4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. 6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians 4:4-7 (NASB1995)
So this is Christmas – God sent His Son into the world.
But the reason is greatest thing in the world.
God Sent His Son
1. To Redeem You
" so that He might redeem [us] "
2. To Adopt You
" … that we might receive the adoption as sons. "
3. To Make It Real In You
" … God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” "
"Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God."