the Significance of Christmas


Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants for ever; his kingdom will never end.’ (Luke 1)

Wise men from the East came to Jerusalem saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” (Matthew 2)

What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked them.
‘Crucify him!’ they shouted. (Mark 15)

This Christmas, remember there is more to Jesus than a baby in a manger.


4 Responses to “the Significance of Christmas”

  1. 1 Marleen
    December 14, 2014 at 6:27 am

    We have no King but Caesar.

    {I’ve capitalized king because
    the caesar was considered
    representative of “the gods.”}

  2. 2 Steve
    December 17, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Quite a departure from your favored style: which always makes viewers look again, at both.

    Great quote too by Marleen (John 19:15): still reverberating to our day in opposition to Messiah Jesus.

  3. December 17, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Hi Steve,
    for the last year or so I’ve tried to do a quick sketch to challenge traditional ideas about Christmas and Easter. I spent a bit more time on this one.

  4. 4 Marleen
    December 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm


    Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

    2:13-15 Egypt had been a house of bondage to Israel, and particularly cruel to the infants of Israel; yet it is to be a place of refuge to the holy Child Jesus. God, when he pleases, can make the worst of places serve the best of purposes. [I don’t like everything about Matthew Henry commentaries; wanted to highlight this part.]


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