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What is The Spirit of Christmas (Hebrews 2:5-11)

Bob Bonser, November 17, 2019
Part of the Hebrews series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

We often hear of people 'needing the Spirit of Christmas'. But, just what does that mean. In the world it can mean anything from getting what I want to a warm fuzzy feeling. Many will say it is the spirit of giving. But scripture is clear the the real Spirit of Christmas is to give thanks to God for the gift of Christ.

Tags: birth, Christ, Christ exulted, Christmas, Meaning of Christmas

About Bob Bonser: Pastor at Grace Reformed Church
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Hebrews 2:5–11 (Listen)

For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere,

  “What is man, that you are mindful of him,
    or the son of man, that you care for him?
  You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
    you have crowned him with glory and honor,
    putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

(ESV)

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