One of the most endearing stories during the Christmas season is the visit by the 3 kings who were bearing gifts. (Mt. 2). However, the more powerful story is the one about the gifts that Jesus brought to man. Those gifts included the forgiveness of our sins and setting man right with God (justification), God sending His Holy Spirit to change us from our current sinful condition to the condition that man was in before his fall (sanctification), and finally in His return to take us home (glorification). God’s love for mankind is unmatched. When we behold Jesus, that love changes our life and our willingness to trust God completely. God will not force our will, but He will continue to call us and care for us to draw us unto Himself. Join me as we investigate God’s love and His plan for each of us, both now and for eternity.

Scripture: John 1:14; Mt. 2:11; John 3:16; Gal. 2:20; Heb. 9:14; 1 Cor. 5:7; Acts 4:28; John 1:29; Rev. 13:8; 1 Pet, 1:20; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 3:21,22; Rom. 3:31; 1 Jn. 3:4; Rom 3:28; Gal. 6:14; Rom. 5:19; Rom 7:24; 1 Cor. 6:19,20; 1 Cor 6:15; 1 Thes. 5:23,24; John 3:5; Acts 2:38; Col. 2:12; Mt. 7:7-10; Rom 6:17,18; Rom 8:30; Isa 45:22; Rom. 5:2; Heb. 6:5; Rev. 21:3-5

“The Word Became Flesh” preached by Steve Ebsen on December 21st, 2019 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington