December 29, 2018 | When God Became Man (Part 2, Divinity)


The Incarnation: Divinity of Jesus

We trust you are enjoying time with family and friends and we hope you take some time and reflect on the reason we celebrate: God sending Jesus to earth! Last week we began a two-part series on the incarnation of Jesus, when the Word became flesh. The incarnation is the combination of God becoming man but also being fully God. Is that possible? Of course it is if you’re God! The only way for God to allow sinful humans (that’s all of us!) in His presence was to be both just and the justifier. Chris will focus in on Jesus’s divinity this week.

We will be in both the New and Old Testament where we’ll learn the importance of Jesus being God here on earth while He was also fully human. Here is something we don’t want you to miss: God loves us so much He sent His Son to earth to live a perfect, sinless life and to die for our sins. This is why Jesus came. This is why we proclaim the Good News this time of year. God made a way for us to live and not die! As the famous Christmas hymn exclaims, “Born that man no more may die: Born to raise the son of earth, Born to give them second birth. Hark! the herald angels sing,”Glory to the newborn King!”

If you missed Part One of this series, Listen Now

Isaiah’s Messiah

By Victor Buksbazen

From the scholarly pen of Victor Buksbazen comes an excellent witnessing tool on a premier section of the prophetic Hebrew Scriptures, Isaiah 52—53. This attractive gift-sized volume masterfully answers the all-important Jewish question, “Of whom did the prophet speak?” Of Israel, as many rabbis teach, or of Messiah? In a superb, verse-by-verse exposition, Dr. Buksbazen shows how Isaiah 53—a section of the Bible never read in the synagogue—speaks unequivocally of Jesus.


Apples of Gold: Always Prepared

Zvi reminds us as believers in Jesus we must “be ready in season and out of season” to tell people of our hope. You never know whom the Lord will send! Zvi’s neighbor came to him and asked about his faith in the Lord. Listen how Zvi shared in this time.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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