The Virgin Birth

   In Titus 2:11 Paul relates that Jesus Christ is the grace of God who has appered to all people.  Recently I finished a study and preaching assignment on the virgin birth.  The marvelous thing about the virgin birth and the humanity of Jesus Christ is the molding together of the human and the divine.  Dr. Gordon Franklin says, "Jesus was God with a face."  In the incarnation was the perfect molding of the two natures.  The nature of man and the nature of God in perfect unity and harmony.  It is a mystery.  Jesus appeared on the eerth to die for the sins of mankind because of the grace of God.  The word grace means underserved favor.  We did not get what we deserved.  We should have died but the love of God through Jesus Christ gave us another chance at eternal life.  Out of His grace God through Jesus Christ has brought salvation to all men.  This is something we should be thankful for today.  Your promises are:  Psalm 33:1, 50:23, 149:1, Isaiah 43:21, Phil 4:6, 1 Thess 5:18 and 1 Pet 2:9.  Your Insightful Sayings are:  When love and encouragement are shared, it returns in peace and prosperity.  Temptation is often clothed in beauty and sin is drapped in success.  The reality is both are ugly and deadly.