What Christmas Teaches Us About Patience

From the dawn of hope in Genesis to the long-awaited birth of the Messiah, the story of Christmas is a story of patience. God’s people waited centuries for the Promised One.

What can we learn about patience from the Christmas story? Here are 3 key principles.



The Story Behind “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth…
 
This charming carol was penned by the Irishman James Montgomery. We like to sing it during the Christmas season at our church in North Sydney. James was an underdog, who struggled in school and lost his parents when he was only 12. Yet God took this boy from humble beginnings and used him to do great things. Here is the story behind his best-known poem, “Angels, From the Realms of Glory.”

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The High Cost of Christ’s Birth

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To enter the earth, this sin-stained sphere, Jesus paid a high cost. The mighty King of kings stooped to enter the form of a helpless baby. He willingly stepped into the binding harness of time and space. What price did He pay to live among men? Let’s examine three significant privileges He laid aside for our sakes.