Christmas in Perspective

For a child IS born to us, a son IS given to us. And some day, this same one who was born a child in Bethlehem will return, and this time the government will rest upon his shoulders. He is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, yes, our Prince of Peace!

When he returns you can be sure of this: his ever expanding and peaceful rule over this earth he created will never end. Don’t forget that this child whose birth we celebrate during this season will return, this time as our victorious King, with both power and peace.

Jesus is passionately in love with you, and he is waiting to return for you. This Christmas, move past the historical Jesus who was born and lived 2,000 years ago. Consider the living Christ who is still Immanuel, God with us … the One who will never leave us nor forsake us, the One who is with us whenever we gather together in his name.

A Son IS given to us (Isaiah 9:6-7).

Author: Michael Mack

Michael Mack has been involved in small group ministry as a pastor, writer, trainer, and speaker for more than 25 years. He founded in 1995 and started Small Group Leadership in 2012. He became the 12th editor of Christian Standard magazine in 2017 and continues to speak in churches about small groups, discipleship, and leadership. He lives in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (just outside Louisville), with his wife Heidi. They have four young adult children. Michael enjoys mountain and road biking with a group of friends. See the "About Michael Mack" page under About Us for more about him.

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