Christmas Changes Everything!Friday, November 28, 2014
Each year Christians around the world use the month of December to prepare their hearts for the coming of Christ. That's what the word "Advent" means. It's that moment when the eternal Son of God entered our world as a tiny baby.
To help you prepare your own heart, we are offering a free Advent ebook called "Why He Came."
You can download the ebook free of charge from Amazon from November 30-December 4. After that it will cost you $2.99. So please go ahead and download it starting this Sunday through next Thursday. Here's the link to the ebook:
If you read this on Friday or Saturday, it will show the price as $2.99. The price drops to zero Sunday-Thursday. Then it goes back to $2.99.
So get it while it's free!
Here's the introduction to the series:
Christmas Changes Everything!
There is no more pressing question today than this: “Why did Christ come to the earth?” It is not enough to know who Jesus is. By and large the world knows what Christians believe about Jesus. But what the world wants to know is: “Why did he come and what difference does it make?”
Many answers have been given to that question. Some argue that Jesus came to give us an example of God’s love. Others say he came to be the Perfect Man, the one shining example that can lift the rest of us up. Many people consider him the greatest teacher of all time, while others believe he came to establish a new religion. Some scholars say he was a reformist rabbi who wanted to start a movement to purify Israel.
In this year’s Advent devotional series, we will let the Bible speak for itself and tell us why Jesus came to the earth 2000 years ago. In studying this topic, I’ve been amazed at the many different reasons the Bible gives for the coming of Christ. Each day, beginning on December 1 and ending on December 25, we'll look at a different reason Christ came. By no means will we exhaust the topic. The coming of Christ is the central event of history, so important that it divides history into B.C. and A.D.
I hope you’ll join us on this Advent journey as we look at the many different reasons our Lord was born in Bethlehem so long ago. May you be amazed all over again by the wonder of our Savior whose coming changed the world forever.