The Gifts of Christmas:  JESUS

 

Scripture Reference:  Hebrews 1:1-3

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…

 

  1. Our gift, the REVEALER of God.

          The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. (vs.1-3a)

  •  In Him we see the PLAN of God unfold.
  • In Him we see the PERSON of God unveiled.

 

  1. Our gift, the RECONCILER to God.

After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.  (v. 3b)


For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.  (Colossians 1:19-23)